Monday, February 25, 2008


"We are the world... we are the children..." (photo by Darbotz)

Quiet is the new loud. So... wanna party, but sensitive to the sleeping habits of your 80 year old neighbour? Yet again, 707 to the rescue... Think back to the movie Babel and the scene with the hot, deaf Japanese girl in the club, engulfed by silence as everyone dances to Earth Wind and Fire. That IS SILENT DISCO! Well, except that you'll be wearing wireless headphones. And probably aren't deaf. And probably aren't a hot Japanese girl (although if you are, it is very important that you email us your phone number and photo immediately for research purposes).

Anyway, basically it's a club without a sound system. All patrons are given wireless headphones upon entry, and can switch between the various DJ's playing on the fly. To any observers, what you see is a sea of people dancing to different beats with no audible music... Genius.

So, what's it like? Courtesy of our intrepid roving 707 reporter...

"Last Saturday, while some of us were at Embassy Playground, after watching VHS or Beta we decided to go to the Silent Disco and the guys there gave us wireless headphones, and you could choose which DJ's you wanted to listen to (there were 2 DJ's on the spot) playing different types of DJ was playing Nirvana's Smells Like Teen Spirit and when you tune in to other DJ, there was that old Junior Senior was so good we even missed Belle and Sebastian DJ set...well you get the idea..."

Wow. Almost like being there. After unanimous rave reviews from friends, if the Silent Disco crew comes your way check 'em out and, ahem, enjoy the silence (yes, an awful pun, based on a depressing song so old it's hardly even relevant any more, but it's late and we're tired).