Silent Discos–For Those Who Hate Clubbing


I have to admit, when it comes to clubbing, I’m a bit of a party pooper. I’m always up for a night out at the pub or a sensible bottle of wine at the neighborhood wine bar. But when it comes to a loud music and a bunch of sweaty people dancing all up against each other…I’m not so into it.

But when I found out that one of my favorite places in Astoria, the Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden, was hosting a silent disco, I was all in.

For party poopers like me, a silent disco is perfect. At a silent disco, each person is given a set of wireless headphones with two or three channel options. Often, DJs compete for listeners. This silent disco had three different DJs broadcasting three different music genres: R&B, top 40 hits, and 80s/90s songs. While most clubbing isn’t conducive to socializing, if you wish to chat with your dance partner at a silent disco you can just remove your headphones. When you’re ready to head back to the dance floor, all you have to do is tune back into the channel of your choice.

This summer the Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden is hosting a silent disco every other Friday. The company that runs the silent disco, Quiet Events, is also hosting many other events around the city.

7 thoughts on “Silent Discos–For Those Who Hate Clubbing

  1. Catherine

    I’ve always wanted to go to a silent disco but never have done. I’d imagine it would be quite surreal if you took your headphones off and could watch everyone else dancing away without being able to hear the music!

    1. Kendra Granniss Post author

      It’s strange to see everyone dancing and hear everyone singing along to different songs. This was a “battle of the DJs” situation so people kept switching between stations. The best is when they put on “New York, New York”. Everyone went crazy and was singing really off key and really loud. It was an epic NYC moment for me.

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