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Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Silent Rave Part 2

This is Part 2 of the Silent Rave I attended on Friday night. This type of event can also be described as a silent disco, silent party or mobile clubbing. The concept of silent discos goes back to the 1990s. Some of these may take place as a flash mob - see my posting on the recent Pillow fight in Union Square for more about flash mobs.
Friday's silent rave was organized by Jonnie Wesson, an 18 year old exchange student from Britain, attending the Packer Collegiate Institute in Brooklyn. Silent raves are popular in London and Europe - large scale silent discos with thousands of participants have taken place in the U.K.
“The basic premise is that a hundred or a thousand or a few thousand people all turn up in a public place, turn on their own headphones and dance" says Wesson. “It’s always fantastic and weird to see thousands of people dancing silently. It’s always in a public space, but it’s not meant to cause disruption, but only because it’s the last place you’d expect that sort of thing."
The rave at Union Square was organized by Wesson through a Facebook site. It was scheduled to start at 6:17 PM. “It’s a random time that fits in with the ethos of the flash mob.”

7 comments:

Pule said...

Nice blog you have here.

Lucy said...

This is a great idea, I would like to see it expanded for other purposes (and for other age groups too)

Lizzie said...

hi! my friend and i are the people on the top left in the sunglasses and zebra print and we were just wondering if you could possibly email us the other pictures that you took of us if you still have them... the email address is eduffy@cshnyc.org thank you!!!

Jilly said...

Great collages - I love the way you put them together, not to mention the quality of the excellent photos.

naomid said...

I really like the tinted color of these photos. It almost looks like you are in a gigantic night club.

Anonymous said...

I wanna attned these stuffs, how do i find out where they are and when?

Joel said...

This is a nice collage, good work!