In mainstream clubs the music is so loud that the room itself sometimes trembles. The sound quality suffers as modern music venues aren't really built to the standards of concert-halls. What the visitors end up with is a rough, deafening noise as well as the feeling of their inner organs vibrating in tune with the rhythm.
At a silent disco, this is a problem no more. Headphones help the crowd immerse themselves into the music, sans sound defects. As a pleasant bonus, this kind of party is unlikely to attract unwanted attention from light sleepers in the area – unless people get carried away with stomping.
— Kav (@kuveetha) December 10, 2016
Silent discos are particularly popular at parties taking place outside, e.g. in the woods, on beaches or other locations in the open air.
The only downside which is also hard to miss is that, to an outsider, a club filled with a crowd of people dancing in headphones in near silence looks, well, ridiculous.
And as always, the Simpsons did it first.
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