In today's high-tech, hyper-speed world, it can sometimes feel like despite our endless channels for social interaction and the barrage of "curated content" hurled in our general directions at all times, we're more isolated than ever. Whether it's counterintuitive or downright genius, the global phenomenon that's become the silent disco dance party capitalizes on our modern propensity for doing things alone, together.
Delray Beach movers and shakers interested in checking out what this whole "quiet clubbing" thing is about will get their chance this Wednesday, when the Old School Square unveils its Silent Disco dance party as part of its regularly scheduled JAMnasium events held on Wednesdays.
The Silent Disco event promises "DJ dance music experienced through high quality, wireless headphones" to create a high-energy night of dancing and revelry — in complete silence.
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Upon arrival, guests will receive a pair of special wireless headphones which allow users to adjust the volume and choose either of two DJs with a flip of a switch. Each headset has a color LED that shows which set you're getting down to, that way you can seek out and dance along with others listening to the same tunes.
Despite its inherently quiet nature, silent disco parties offer some unique opportunities for being social. If you want to have a chat with a friend or fellow dancer, simply lower the volume or take the headphones off. Unlike at a bar or nightclub, there’s no loud music you'll have to shout over. Plus, there’s no ringing in your ears when you leave.
With the silent disco headphones in place, guests experience crisp, clear sound no matter where they are in the venue, and since everyone, including the DJS, will be wearing them, the music can be exactly how it is intended: in true stereo sound.
JAMnasium Quiet Clubbing - Silent Disco Party
9 p.m., Wednesday, January 13, at the Fieldhouse at Old School Square, 51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach 33444. Tickets cost $20. Visit oldschoolsquare.org.