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I was at a so called silent disco last night.
This a normal disco-type thing, apart from
the the abscence of the traditional
cranked-all-the-way-up p.a. system,
which is replaced by headphones.
In fact, there were two parties going on
simultaneously. Switching channels on
would transport you from
one dance party to the other instantly.
Scaling up this principle gives interesting
results. In stead of two, an unlimited
number of parallel parties could be held at
the same time in the same venue. Or, you
could just go to a dance event where there
is no music at all, and take you own iPod.
Or, conversely, you could just stay at
home alltogether and listen to your own
music. Beer's cheaper too.
Now that's a bit sad. To aleviate this
sadness there is the portable personal
disco. A bit like a porta-potty, but without
the potty: fitted with a miniature
dancefloor, coloured lights on the ceiling
and of course: the ubiqiutous mirror ball.
Interesting upgrades are: VJ-simulator
(miniature flat screen with DVD) and a
smoke machine. Be your own Napolaon
Dynamite, anytime, anywhere!
The only question now is: should the PPD
be fitted with no sound system for silent
use with iPod, or a gigantic p.a. system...
Disco is certainly evident [Ian Tindale, Nov 13 2005]
||Not on my Walkman, it hasn't.
||"Bellbottoms to base, the last hold outs have been identified; all agents converge on sector twelve."
||Didn't they have those fancy
nonsense devices where you had
a bunch of defocussed LEDs
attached to sunglasses
combined with headphones that
played new-age type music? It
walles alledged it altered
your brainwaves or some
I suggest a device similar to
that: you plug it in your
favourite mp3 player and it
generates the 'mind altering'
light effects based on the
beat of the music. 'Mind
altering', so you don't need
stuff like extasy, the
sunglassed will aid in
avoiding discovery when you
succumbed to the chemicals
||Portable Personal Pogo Booth would be fun. Just enough room that all you can do is jump up and down.