Silent Disco: dance like no one's listening

It’s safe to say that you probably don’t associate the concept of a disco with anything quiet. The folks from Aortic Valve are teaming up with the Tellus360 team to change that. This Friday, there will be two silent disco sessions – one from 7-9:45 p.m. and one from 10 p.m.-1 a.m. For $15, you can experience the awesomeness.

So what, exactly, is a silent disco? Contrary to the image the name evokes, it’s not a musicless function where everyone just kind of mentally picks a beat and boogies to it. Actually, the silent disco is only silent to observers: participants receive headphones that may play anything from a DJ’s playlist to a radio station to even a live band. No matter where you are in the venue – the front, the back, or even the bathroom – you’ll hear the music exactly as the DJ (or performers) intend. As the disco-goers dance the night away on the roof of Tellus360, passerby will see only a ton of people apparently dancing to the beat of their own drums. This particular silent disco will be sponsored by Starr Hill Brewery, which means there will be plenty of fuel in both food and liquid forms to keep the party going.

Does the concept still seem a little fuzzy to you? Check out this video from the Silent Storm Silent Disco at the San Francisco Zoo:

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Ed Hirtzel is the Summer 2016 Fly intern. She’s currently an English Honors student at Millersville University. Her hobbies include scribbling, writing both fiction and nonfiction, and compiling useless information about cryptids.

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