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...