Silent Disco: That's The Way (I Like It)

The reports of the death of disco are greatly exagerrated. Disco, that funkadelic music of the 70s, didn't die ... it just went silent. In a hip way, of course.

Witness the new happenin' music scene: Silent Disco.

On a Saturday evening in June, the dance floor at Santa Monica's Central Social Aid & Pleasure Club was packed with patrons enthusiastically dancing, singing and doing call-and-response with the DJ. It's a scene that could have been unfolding on umpteen dance floors across the city, but in this case, something very different was going on.

The cool-kid crowd was moving and grooving to silence. Or so it seemed.

Actually, the revelers were taking part in a phenomenon known as "silent disco," a dance party where the booming music is both private and shared. Instead of getting their audio fix from the massive speakers found at most dance clubs, partygoers donned custom wireless headphones to tune in to a live DJ broadcast.

Rachel B. Levin lets us in on the groove in this LA Times article: Link (Photo: Adam Warzawa/EPA)

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We have been Silent Discos in The Netherlands for about 10 years now. Even better: we have two separate audio channels, which you can choose from at any time. Needless to say it's awesome to see a crowd where one half goes nuts over dubstep and the other half is swooning to 'Careless Whisper'.
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