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silent disco anyone?

Posted: Thu Jan 29, 2009 8:42 pm
by Tone Deft
everyone wears headphones at the event, participants can change channels to hear a different DJ. if you're not wearing headphones you can't hear the music.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zWQpDaC0 ... re=related <---Silent Disco, Victoria Station

anyone been to one?

Posted: Thu Jan 29, 2009 8:58 pm
by trevorc
i caught a flashmob at liverpool st station a few years ago, it was a complete joy.. people are dancing to whatever they have on their own ipods, rather than the organised silent discos they have at big events where the music is played to everyone at the same time wirelessly.

i totally loved seeing hundreds of people dancing silently in the middle of hundreds of depressed office workers making their way home at rush hour, it's silly, but nicely thought provoking. i actually spontaneously came up 8) :lol:

Posted: Fri Jan 30, 2009 2:21 am
by beats me
That would be soooooo much better with the main lights killed and club lighting going.

But I also think everything is better like that.

Posted: Fri Jan 30, 2009 3:57 am
by SimonPHC
beats me wrote:That would be soooooo much better with the main lights killed and club lighting going.

But I also think everything is better like that.
Are you speaking out of experience? Like the "Oh my god who the f**k are you and why am I in your bed"?

Posted: Fri Jan 30, 2009 4:03 am
by beats me
SimonPHC wrote:
beats me wrote:That would be soooooo much better with the main lights killed and club lighting going.

But I also think everything is better like that.
Are you speaking out of experience? Like the "Oh my god who the f**k are you and why am I in your bed"?
Beer goggles can't even come close to the bonding power of fog and laser scans.

Posted: Fri Jan 30, 2009 4:15 am
by bendybones
Seen them at Electric Picnic.
Really fun.

Posted: Fri Jan 30, 2009 1:35 pm
by andydes
trevorc wrote:i caught a flashmob at liverpool st station a few years ago, it was a complete joy.. people are dancing to whatever they have on their own ipods, rather than the organised silent discos they have at big events where the music is played to everyone at the same time wirelessly.

i totally loved seeing hundreds of people dancing silently in the middle of hundreds of depressed office workers making their way home at rush hour, it's silly, but nicely thought provoking. i actually spontaneously came up 8) :lol:
Think I stumbled into that one as well. Naturally dropped my shopping and joined in. Yeah, that was really good fun, bit of random silliness put me in a good mood for a week. Staff and police seemed pretty ammused by the whole thing as well, which was good. Sadly missed the start, though. Would have liked to have seen everyone's reaction.

Not so sure about the real silent discos. Been to an early one in glastonbury and wasn't that impressed. Probably because there weren't nearly enough headsets for the size of the tent. Really lacked atmosphere. Maybe they've improved a bit now.

Posted: Fri Jan 30, 2009 1:35 pm
by andydes
trevorc wrote:i caught a flashmob at liverpool st station a few years ago, it was a complete joy.. people are dancing to whatever they have on their own ipods, rather than the organised silent discos they have at big events where the music is played to everyone at the same time wirelessly.

i totally loved seeing hundreds of people dancing silently in the middle of hundreds of depressed office workers making their way home at rush hour, it's silly, but nicely thought provoking. i actually spontaneously came up 8) :lol:
Think I stumbled into that one as well. Naturally dropped my shopping and joined in. Yeah, that was really good fun, bit of random silliness put me in a good mood for a week. Staff and police seemed pretty ammused by the whole thing as well, which was good. Sadly missed the start, though. Would have liked to have seen everyone's reaction.

Not so sure about the real silent discos. Been to an early one in glastonbury and wasn't that impressed. Probably because there weren't nearly enough headsets for the size of the tent. Really lacked atmosphere. Maybe they've improved a bit now.

Posted: Fri Jan 30, 2009 2:40 pm
by freshdrumma
i've been in one, terrible, people are afraid to dance, and if you want to speak with a girl you need to take your headphone off, what's wrong with old school discos? i don't understand :D

.

Posted: Fri Jan 30, 2009 3:30 pm
by brightonalex
freshdrumma wrote:i've been in one, terrible, people are afraid to dance, and if you want to speak with a girl you need to take your headphone off, what's wrong with old school discos? i don't understand :D
They introduced them at Glastonbury so people could carry on partying after the noise curfew introduced by the cursed Criminal Justice Act.

Posted: Fri Jan 30, 2009 4:29 pm
by UKRuss
[quote="andydes] Really lacked atmosphere. [/quote]

heh hehhhh, maybe becasue there was no sound?

If you take your headphones off you just hear farting and the gentle swishing of fabric on thigh and boot on grass. Pretty trippy.

Posted: Fri Jan 30, 2009 10:21 pm
by drumrak
been to the ones they have at bonnaroo....i really liked it, kind of a gimmick though but its great fun to watch people dance with no music and then walk in and put some phones on and start dancing yourself. there was always a crowd around it just watching people dance because it can be so funny sometimes.

Posted: Fri Jan 30, 2009 10:56 pm
by Poster
tried it once, with a smaller crowd though..

its just plain weird.. weird.. weird.. funny for a couple of minutes..
biggest downside is you dont feel the music, just hear it..


and offering drinks to women is problematic as well.. :wink:

Re: silent disco anyone?

Posted: Fri Jan 30, 2009 11:04 pm
by dhilsabeck
Tone Deft wrote: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zWQpDaC0 ... re=related <---Silent Disco, Victoria Station
"Silent Disco" minus the dude who just had to bring the fucking whistle.

Posted: Sat Jan 31, 2009 3:00 am
by Khazul
beats me wrote:
SimonPHC wrote:
beats me wrote:That would be soooooo much better with the main lights killed and club lighting going.

But I also think everything is better like that.
Are you speaking out of experience? Like the "Oh my god who the f**k are you and why am I in your bed"?
Beer goggles can't even come close to the bonding power of fog and laser scans.
LOL - used to get pretty hot and steamy in the long room in the End club in london - real dense fog, lots of lasers otherwise just dark and loud - its quite small and erm - intimate ;)

The only who-the-fuck-are-you moment I had after that place was actually quite nice to wake up to ;)