What to Expect at a Silent Disco

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Silent Discos have been growing in popularity for about a decade. They started off life at festivals like Coachella and Reading & Leeds, and gradually became more popular at regular parties and raves, with people even having Silent Disco wedding receptions. The way Silent Discos work is you are given a pair of wireless headphones on arrival, and you can switch between the multiple channels, which each have a different playlist or DJ assigned to them. Peterborough Presents are hosting a Silent Disco on 7th May as part of De-Stress Fest, and we’ve put together a little list of what to expect on the night.

What to Expect at a Silent Disco

I went to one at my university’s annual Ball, and I can honestly say it was one of the most hilarious experiences of my life, and not because of the alcohol or the company, like so many other uni nights out. The atmosphere is just unreal. Here are the main things I noticed:

People let go way more than usual. I don’t know what it is about the vibe, but the people that usually cling to the edges of the dance floor and awkwardly shoulder shuffle get in the zone and are doing the routine to Crazy in Love before you know it. Maybe the headphones provide a safety net, or because they make everyone look slightly ridiculous people care less, I don’t know. But it’s definitely not a bad thing!

It’s even weirder with the headphones off. If/when you take the headphones off, it is the most surreal experience. A symphony of out-of-tune mash-ups and people shouting conversations to each other. It’s so bizarre. Think this clip of Terry Crews sums it up:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3FbkA_4YvbY

There’s less of an age segregation. On usual nights out, there’s always that awkward divide between the fresh party squad and the seasoned professionals. At Silent Discos, that doesn’t happen as much, and there’s a nice harmony of all ages dancing together. Especially when an 80′s classic plays on channel 1.

The headphones don’t ruin your hair. I know this is a big issue for a lot of you, and it is for me too. The hair is the look-maker. But if you’re careful, just like your everyday pair of headphones, they won’t kill your look. They’ll enhance it.

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That’s about it, really. The rest you’ll have to come and see for yourself. The Silent Disco comes to Peterborough on Saturday 7th May, from 8pm. There are a limited number of headphones available, so make sure you don’t spend too long pre-drinking, or you might not get in. You can buy your tickets on Eventbrite.

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