Silent Disco USA was created by the founders of Kaplan Artists Group
The silent disco is a clubbing concept where dancers are provided with personal wireless headphones which can be tuned in to listen to a DJ, or sometimes switch between DJ channels (unlike a flash mob silent disco where the participants would be listening to personal music via portable devices). The concept of a silent disco earns its name because any outsider walking into the event would see a venue full of people dancing, yet hear no music, hence silent disco. Overall this makes for an experience like no other, strange at first but simple to get involved with.
The idea of a silent disco has been around since eco-activists found that the easiest way to get large numbers of people into certain areas, such as a forest that was being logged, was to put on a party. However a party could cause distress to animals living in the area as the noise generated by such an event could be wholly disruptive. So a solution was needed for particularly sensitive areas, a solution that could incorporate a party whilst limiting impact upon local wildlife. A suggestion of playing music over headphones would not only limit sound disruption but also give those attending the opportunity to experience a new form of party. Thus the concept of a Silent disco was born.
The silent disco was first introduced to the UK at Glastonbury in 2005 as a response to noise restrictions. Silent discos are being more regularly used in festivals all across the globe and taking festival goers by storm. Silent discos are specifically successful at festivals as they provide an alternative party which can continue until late without much disruption to locals in terms of noise.
In June 2008, the silent disco featured for the first time at the Download a major rock festival in the UK.
Pohoda Festival (Trencin, Slovakia) included silent disco in 2008 for the first time.
Silent disco is one of the most popular late night entertainment tents at Reading and Leeds.
The Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival also features a silent disco tent every year.
Kaplan Artists Group has now introduced Silent Disco in the Midwest and around the United States of America!
Remember it is not just for clubs but for anyplace that noise will disrupt nature or other public or private party concepts! The cops won’t get called because of a noise disturbance, we promise that!