Season 2 Episode 19 of Grownish rented our Silent Disco headphones!

Want to improve the marketing impact of your events? Read below to learn how renting silent disco headphones can help your business.

Since our humble beginnings, we’ve racked up an impressive number of high profile clients including the producers of Grownish, Google, Disney, Princeton, Cornell, Harvard, The Potter’s house, Lakewood church and many many others too numerous to list.

Why should you use Silent disco as a marketing tool?

Associating your brand or message with a hot new trend like silent disco helps your brand or message seem hot and new too!

This makes renting silent disco an extremely popular choice for churches, colleges and organizations of all types. If your event uses newer trends for its entertainment, your product or message is also perceived as a newer trend by association.

Additionally, silent disco as a movement is more prominent with the young people. Churches and universities especially want to appeal to the young people, so they make up the bulk of our clients.

That is the same reason that Google and Disney choose our product. They need to appeal to the young people because their lives depend on it! Appearing contemporary and relevant is their number one marketing tool.

If your product or message is intended for young people or if you want your message to be perceived as contemporary and/or up-and-coming. Consider renting a silent disco headphone system from us.

Take a look at the marketing implied by the Grownish clip below. Grownish is a show about young people with young people as its intended audience.

This is Season 2 Episode 19 of Grownish. The producer of Grownish called us and asked us to overnight ship the headphones for a filming the next day.

Notice our smiley face logo the clip? Why do you think they showed that? Why do you think they mostly chose blue as the color?

How does it play into the mood of the scene?

Silent Disco as a setting on this episode of Lethal Weapon.

In the clip below, they are using silent disco to show how old and ‘out-of-touch’ the detectives are. Again the fact that silent disco is something new and hip helps to establish the point that the detectives are past their prime and have been left behind by contemporary culture.

Silent disco on season 1, Episode 10 of Lethal Weapon!

 

How can your company or message benefit by associating itself with new movements and contemporary cultural trends?

If you are putting on an event, how would a silent disco format change the feel and the perception that your guests walk away with as they associate the entertainment with your brand?

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What is it really like at Silent Disco?

What is it really like when you go to a silent disco and why doesn’t it look like fun on YouTube?

Silent disco looks really stupid on video. It just does not translate well.

Silent disco even sounds stupid when you try to tell someone what it is like. At the end of the day, the old cliche is true. “You’ve just got to experience if for yourself!”

And yet, here we are! I’m going to attempt to tell you what it is like in spite of the odds against me.

So, against your better wisdom, you have finally given in to three months of nagging from your best friend. You are going to a silent disco tonight!

Your friend is all excited and you are about as comfortable as an earthworm stuck in the middle of the road as the sun is coming up.

You get there and there is a line. You hate waiting in lines!

Your friend explains that they have to check you in at the door to assign you a pair of headphones and hold your ID in order to make sure the headphones don’t get stolen.

Great! Not only are you going to feel stupid once you get in there, but you have to wait in line for the privilege.

Hopefully nobody will recognize you while you wait.

Finally you get to the head of the line. They hand you your headphones in exchange for your ID. They start to explain how the headphones work as your friend interrupts saying she’ll take care of that. What?

You can’t just listen to music? You didn’t need instructions for your ear buds! What kind’ve archaic headphones are these that you need instructions?

There is a channel selector, a volume wheel and a power switch.

Each time you switch the channel the headset changes color. There are three colors; one for each of the three channels.

The sound quality is surprisingly good.

Being able to set your own volume level is a game-changer for clubbing.

You are so used to having the music uncomfortably loud that it is almost jarring to be able to set it yourself.

Your friend turns to talk to you but you can’t hear her. As you stare at her quizzically, she beckons for you to remove your headphones.

It is shockingly silent! You can talk to your friend without raising your voice!

You find that you can also set the headphones around your neck and hear the music at a low volume while you talk to your friend.

Then you start dancing and that is where the magic happens.

You never knew you were such a good dancer until you tried it with headphones on!

For some reason, your inhibitions disappear when you are wearing headphones!

Somehow your ego is protected by the headphones! They surround you with courage and take you to a place that feels like no one can laugh at you!

You can’t remember ever having this much fun dancing!

Your friend appears to be listening to a different song, and you can tell because her headphones are a different color then yours.

She beckons for you to listen to her channel. You beckon for her to listen to yours.

A hilarious babbling of beckoning ensues with each of you trying to mime louder than the other. You start cracking up! -Having fun in spite of yourself!

You learn that half the fun of silent disco is trying to convince your partner to listen to the same channel you are listening to.

When it comes to songs that have a sing-a-long chorus or a particularly recognizable dance move, you start to over-emphasize everything in an attempt to draw in your partner to your favorite channel.

You find yourself cracking up against your will! There is such a cognitive dissonance to the whole thing!

Soon you’ve forgotten all of your worries of the day and have slipped through the silent disco portal and in an alternate headphone world of hilarity!

Some Silent Discos employ three live DJ’s and each DJ supplies the music for one of the three channels on your headphones.

This leads to an implied competition between the DJs, each trying to get the most people listening to their channel.

Because the headphones change color according to the channel being listened to, the whole room full of bouncing headphones keep sweeping back and forth from color to color.

Because each headphone is on top of a dancers head, it is like one big ever-changing human light show.

This is another source of fun as you make requests of your favorite DJ and/or watch your favorite DJ attract listeners and then lose them.

This drama between DJs is significantly more fun than the typical criticizing of the DJ choices in a traditional clubbing atmosphere.

The sheer number of music choices is a delightful break for our collective attention deficit disorders.

Not only are there three different songs playing at any given time but the DJs tend to switch more often in order to hold their listeners.

Don’t we all just love listening to the first two choruses of a song and then clicking on another favorite? Well now you can!

Add that to the DJs switching songs much more often than they would if they were working alone because of the other two other DJ competitors, and it is a music lover’s paradise!

It is exhaustingly fun! At the end of the night your stomach hurts from all the laughing you did and you feel as relaxed as if you just finished a marathon!

You come home and try to tell your friends about it. They don’t want to hear about it. They just don’t get it.

You can’t figure out why they don’t believe you when you tell them how much fun it was! Then you realize, -that it just doesn’t transfer well.

They’ve just got to be there themselves!

The following video clip from a New York City Silent Disco party gives a pretty good idea of the what the experience feels like and looks like. The language is English once you get about a minute into the video.

How Does Silent Disco Work at a Wedding Reception

I have been a full-time mobile DJ using a traditional sound system with loudspeakers for receptions all of my adult life. I have thousands of satisfied clients.

Why would I start offering Silent Disco Headphones?
What is wrong with the old way?

There are two big problems with the old way of having just loudspeakers at wedding receptions:

1) Half the guests think the music is too soft and the other half think it is too loud.
2) Everybody wants to hear different music. There is not enough time to play all of the requests.

Silent Disco headphones solve the first problem by giving each wearer their own volume control.

They solve the second problem by allowing the transmission of three different channels of music to the headphones, thereby giving dancers three times as many songs to choose from.

If you don’t solve the problems, some people will go home early or leave the dance-floor.

Everyone wants people to stay longer, dance more and have more fun! The Silent Disco headphones are a fantastic solution.

It all started when I read an article in Martha Stewart’s Wedding Magazine. The article gives a strong endorsement to Silent Disco weddings and also suggests that you’ve got to see it to believe it. This is because it is not a small incremental change.

It is a completely new way to deliver dance music and gives a wedding reception quite a different feel.

Silent Disco is also listed by Wedding Wire as among the hottest reception trends for 2017.

silent disco wedding
Rory and Kevin’s wedding. Photo by George Gayl

What would a Silent Disco wedding reception look like?

One way is to have no sound system at all. The music and announcements would only run through the headphones. This would be awkward if dinner is served. Most guests want to freely converse during that time and the headphones would just be in the way.

A Silent Disco wedding reception works better if there is a traditional sound system for the cocktail and dinner music as well as for the introductions, announcements, and special dances. Then the headphones come out for the dance music and would be worn by the dancers.

The sound system continues to play soft music throughout the reception while the guests use the headphones when they want to dance.

 

The headphones have three different channels which allow three different dance songs to play simultaneously. Your DJ(s) or playlist(s) would be transmitting the music to the headphones.

1) You could have three live DJ’s, each transmitting on their own channel.
2) You could have just one live DJ working all three channels.
3) You could skip the live DJ entirely by having three devices transmitting a different playlist to each channel.

Since there would be quiet music still playing over the sound system, the guests who only want to talk would stay longer and have more fun.

Since the dancers would be able to turn it up as loud as they want, they would have more fun and stay longer.

Also, the dancers would have three times as many music options to choose from, so they are going to like the music better. Again, that means they will have more fun and stay longer.

Headphones have independent volume controls, three channels & change color to show which one you are listening to.

Silent Disco allows your reception to go later than allowed by noise ordinances:
Especially if your reception is outdoors or in a location requiring the loud music to shut down at a certain time; Now the party can keep going as late as you want it to. Outdoor receptions, barn receptions, and even hotels that rent rooms within earshot of the banquet hall benefit from Silent Disco.

You already have your DJ and just need to rent the Silent Disco Equipment?
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