The rise of the silent disco
The 'Silent Disco' concept is one where participants wear headphones to hear the music that they are dancing to. There are essentially two types of silent disco the first being a clubbing experience where all participants are provided with Wi-Fi headphones and DJs spin and mix much as in a normal club except that the music is only heard by clubbers wearing the headphones. The other type is the flash mob silent disco where participants agree to meet up at a public place with their own headphones and music and all dance at the same time but to their own individual selection of music.
The Glastonbury Festival held its first silent disco in 2005 and since then many festivals have a silent disco venue on site.
Environmentalist groups can hold demonstrations in wild places and now party without the worry of disturbing the peace of local wildlife and the pull of a party can help bring participants in.
But you don't have to be a hardened clubber, flash mobber or eco-warrior to enjoy the silent disco as this story shows where call centre staff held their own silent disco to raise awareness of breast cancer.
CALL centre workers got in the pink to attend a silent disco in aid of a cancer charity.
Four hundred Blackhorse employees, dressed in pink, swapped their headsets for headphones and danced at their desks on the first day of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Breast Cancer Care Cymru is encouraging everyone in Wales to hold an In the Pink fundraiser to help their work.
Lisa Gilmour, area fundraiser, said: “The great thing about In the Pink is you can do anything, as the Blackhorse call centre proved.
“Whether you’re at work, home or school, you can easily get In the Pink spirit and have a fantastic event and raise money for Breast Cancer Care Cymru.