When I first saw the videos of the dance phenomenon known as silent disco, I was tickled beyond belief. It’s a quirky concept: instead of having a dance party with giant speakers to amplify the sound for the crowd, revelers tune into a DJ broadcast on wireless headphones. So when people walk by and stumble upon the event, it looks like everyone’s getting down to absolute silence!
Such fun, and it’s practical, too. It allows for music and dancing in public spaces where noise ordinances would otherwise make that impossible. And it saves a lot of eardrums…you can control the volume on your headset, and conversation at a club suddenly becomes possible. Read more about it in my article in today’s Los Angeles Times!