At a Silent Disco, or Silent Disco, the DJ plays music, but there are no vibrating speakers anywhere. Everybody listens ‘in silence’ via a wireless headset to the selection of records that are played by a live DJ. Whether it is really quiet during this increasingly popular phenomenon is another question? Probably not quite.
The volume of the headphones can be determined by yourself, so no ringing in your ears afterwards. Also you don’t have to shout to be heard. The headphones can always be taken off for a quiet conversation, of course you can also turn up the volume to enjoy an old favourite or tune you just requested.
The idea is simple; Put on headphones, let yourself go and experience what everyone else is going through. Everyone with headphones has a direct connection and can join in with an intimate party full of hilarity.
How did the silent disco arise?
The idea was stolen from a Finnish science fiction film in 1969, in which the characters wore headphones at a party. Yet the first real silent party was only in 1999 at a festival in Texas. The concept did not really break through at that time. It became really popular when a Dutch artist hosted an enormous silent dance party in Chicago in 2002. Since then, the silent parties have sprouted out like mushrooms and you can find them at festivals all over the world, but also at small-scale parties.