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Medical Police Silent Disco: A New Threat Season 1 Episode 5

By |2020-07-30T18:53:51-04:00July 30th, 2020|2019, Press|

The Netflix series Medical Police , a new release for 2020, is a spin-off of Adult Swim’s Children’s Hospital. The show premiered on January 10th and already has an 86% rating on Rotten Tomato. That’s only from 7 reviewers though, so… The entire season looks like it will be worth the watch but their fifth episode, “Deuce to Nines, Double Draw” especially piqued our interest because it featured a silent disco.

To recap a bit, the protagonists, Lola Spratt (played by Erinn Hayes) and Owen Maestro (played by Rob Huebel) got word of a new viral threat. Their quest to prevent an outbreak from occurring led them to Latvia. There, they were after a suspect known only as Nikolai. After receiving a viable tip, from his mommy, that Nikolai would be at a local haunt, Club Klüb, the pair made their way to the hötspöt. To their surprise, they had stumbled into a super gaseous silent disco. Ya’ know, we would hate to give any spoilers, so you’ll have to watch the episode for yourself to find out what happens next.

If you’ve seen the episode but haven’t been to an actual silent disco, we hope you know that party wasn’t the industry standard. The scene (and show, as a whole) is meant to be satirical but the “party” displayed in the episode makes us look bad. For starters, the attendees all seemed be to listening to the same DJ. Unless they only rented one transmitter for the night, there should be three DJ’s or music genres for party-goers to choose from. And unless the attendees didn’t know any of the songs playing, there are usually millions hundreds of people singing [off-key]. It’s evident that event wasn’t hosted by Quiet Events; they really should’ve contacted us as we do ship internationally.

Besides people wearing headphones, the only other thing that was true is that you can fart and no one will hear it. Unless, you didn’t notice that one person with their headphones off. Flatulence has never been an issue at our events but let’s just hope we didn’t jinx it.

Medical Police Silent Disco

Muévelo at a Silent Disco

By |2020-08-03T17:23:45-04:00July 30th, 2020|2019, Press|

Last week, reggaeton artists Nicky Jam and Daddy Yankee released the video for their song “Muévelo”. The pair, originally known as Los Cangris, made music together earlier in their careers and have reunited on Muévelo, which translates to “move it”. The song is the first release from the duo in over a decade and will be featured on the soundtrack for the movie Bad Boys for Life.

In the video, the world has become a place where music is banned. Police promoting “silence” are seen clashing with music lovers  who have taken to the streets. In rebellion, some revelers have created underground clubs hosting silent disco parties to enjoy the recently illegal tunes, like new age speakeasies. As you can expect, there’s lots of dancing taking place in the silent haunts.

The dancers are seen wearing wireless headphones, which highlighted something we in the industry have noticed; there’s been a recent upswing of silent disco references in pop culture. Over the past few years we’ve seen and been a part of some amazing productions utilizing the silent disco technology.

Television shows like Fox’s Brooklyn Nine-Nine poked fun at silent disco in a season 2 episode, as seen here in this clip. Not quite accurate but amusing nonetheless. Also on Fox, Lethal Weapon featured a daytime silent party that seemed a bit lackluster, which is very unlike a Quiet Events silent disco, might we add. Oh, and speaking of Quiet Events, our equipment was featured in MTV’s Scream season 3 premiere. Quiet Stevens can be seen glowing all throughout Mr. Fade’s rave. We’re so glad we could be a part of that experience! Take a look at our MTV debut here.

We’ll keep our eyes open in 2020 for more silent disco scenes in tv, film, and music. The word is sure to keep on spreading and the popularity of the Muévelo song [and video] is sure to contribute to the trend. It’s already a crowd favorite, which means we’ll have to play it at our next Latin & Caribbean Silent Disco. It has amassed over 30 million views in just a week. Check out the video for yourself below.

Muevelo silent disco

7 Films in 1 Room – Amazon AWS Movie Night

By |2020-07-30T18:48:00-04:00July 30th, 2020|2019, Press|

After a long week in Vegas, Amazon AWS which used 15,000 Quiet Events headphones for their conferences, decided to throw a movie night.  Conference attendees walked into a room with 7 movie screens, popcorn, candy and soda and picked up a pair of headphones.  By a click of the switch you had the ability to watch and listen to Gremlins, Back to the Future, Ferris Bueller’s day off, Stand by Me, Wayne’s world, Goonies and Pretty in Pink.

Silent Disco headphones are perfect for taking a space and breaking it up into multiple uses without causing any issues with noise to those around them.  Allowing you to create a multi-movie theater, a group of stages for conferences, or simply viewing of different content on screens.

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Pandora hosts FREE live streaming concert in Times Square

By |2020-07-30T18:32:21-04:00July 30th, 2020|2019, Press|

On December 10th Pandora hosted Times Square’s first outdoor FREE live streaming concert performed by Halsey which was simulcasted from Brooklyn mirage.   Hundreds joined in the cold and raining night to put on a pair of Quiet Events headphones as they looked up at the Marriott’s jumbo-tron to join in the concert.

Quiet Events Silent Disco headphones have opened a new market for event planners and companies to showcase their products in locations never possible before.  No longer is a sound permit required or locations that have too much noise an issue for hosting a huge event in which people need to hear content.

Times Sqaure Pandora event

Kids with ADD or ADHD love Silent Discos

By |2020-07-30T18:23:58-04:00July 30th, 2020|2019, Press|

At the age of 17 William Petz, the CEO of Quiet Events, was diagnosed with Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, ADHD.  Having friends and family being diagnosed with the disorder as well, he is all too familiar with the challenges and stigmas that come along with it.

In 2017 Quiet Events started hosting dedicated kid silent discos so that parents that were having so much fun at night could take their kids to experience it during the day time.   Parents quickly noticed that their kids who would run around, scream, and be destructive were more focused at a Quiet Event silent disco.

In 2017 Quiet Events started hosting silent discos for kids so that children could have the fun experience during the daytime that their parents were having at night.

Wearing a pair of headphones changes the dynamics in three major ways which help cope with children  with ADD or ADHD.

  1. >Quiet Events headphones block out any external noise distractions that may cause a child to change their focus.
  2. Having three stations to switch between gives you the control to change anytime if the child gets bored.
  3. The Quiet Event DJs put on a show by talking to the crowd, making them scream, sing, dance, and building an interactive experience that keeps their attention.

Additionally, when not treated some kids that grow up find it harder socialize with others and feeling accepted in groups.  That is what makes being party of a silent disco where everyone wears headphones so unique.  When you wear headphones, everyone comes together to sing and dance, yet others can party in their own world without being judged.

Quiet Events is always looking for ways to bring people together, have fun and enjoy music in ways that were not possible before.  If you have a story about how Quiet Events affected you or your children, we’d love to hear it.  Please email us and let us know?

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First Global Silent Disco Party – 6 Countries & 10 Locations

By |2020-07-30T18:16:11-04:00July 30th, 2020|2019, Press|

Quiet Events Inc. has hosted thousands of individual events worldwide, with one event consisting of 10,000 headphones across 30 cities in the U.S. But even that doesn’t compare to what was achieved Monday morning (afternoon or night, depending on where you were located during IndexExchange).  Quiet Events is proud to be the first Silent Disco company, with the help of our international partners [Silent Disco King (London) and Silent Systems (Italy)] along with, BlueJeans streaming conference system, to pull of the first worldwide simultaneous silent disco dance party across 10 locations in 6 countries (France, Germany, Canada, United States, Italy and England). Three DJ’s were streamed spinning live music at an IndexExchange office that you not only could hear, but watch!

With little lead time, IndexExchange approached Quiet Events to create an experience for their employees to celebrate their hard work and growth to 500 employees. Quiet Events takes a “we can do anything” approach, so when asked if we could put together a party for all of them, we said, “Of course!”

At each IndexExchange location, using the BlueJeans video conference platform, we were able to create this global party.  The live DJs in each city: @DJYourHonor in New York, @djcraigbrooklyn in Toronto, and @Matty_Stark in London, setup BlueJeans, dialed into the conference, and then streamed their sets. Each party location then joined into the “meeting”.  With their silent disco headphones, the employees could switch between each DJ, thus creating the first worldwide silent disco party!

Quiet Events is excited to continue using the BlueJeans technology for more multi-location experiential events. Not just music for parties but for fitness, conferences, and other events that will bring people together like never before.

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2,500 Spectators at a Football Game get Headphones

By |2020-07-30T18:05:05-04:00July 30th, 2020|2019, Press|

When it’s your schools home coming game and parade and you want to host it at night, but your neighbors don’t love the loud speakers calling out the play by play and then music for the half time show, who do you call?  Well Menlo School in Altherton, California turned to Quiet Events to supply 2,500 to all their attendees.

With headphones on, the crowd sang the national anthem and the game started!  Everyone with headphones could hear the announcer make each call clearly all while the Quiet Event DJ played jams from the 80’s and 90’s keeping the parents dancing and cheering for their team.

This was the first of it’s kind and a big win for Menlo in both the game and pulling off their first night home coming.

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Austin City Limits Festival – Silent Disco

By |2020-07-30T17:13:19-04:00July 30th, 2020|2019, Press|

Austin City Limits Festival is a two week 6 day event in which amazing acts take the main stages.  For the 3rd year in a row, C3 Presets who put on ACL Fest selected Quiet Events to put on a raging Silent Disco show.

As featured in Austin 360 “The Silent Disco may be ACL Fest’s best-kept (and most fun) secret”,  the party at the Titos tent has 1,000’s of people waiting to get in and throughout the night over 4,000+ people party it up.

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Cruise Ships Party With Headphones

By |2020-07-30T17:03:56-04:00July 30th, 2020|2019, Press|

Celebrity, Norwegian, Carnival, and Princess Cruise lines are just some of the ships that have been throwing silent discos for their passengers for over seven years.

So why would a cruise line want to throw a silent party where everyone wears headphones?

Cruise lines use silent discos as their nightlife entertainment on the ships because it lessens the noise for those trying to sleep in cabins close by. Additionally, it allows the entertainment director to create a party that spans across different nationalities, ages, and music tastes.  With 3 different channels of music for people to choose from, different genres can be concerted to make an all inclusive experience.

The dynamics of having three different genres also allows you to create different themed nights. Create a Latin party with one channel playing salsa/bachata, a decades night with everyone’s favorite disco cuts, or a raging EDM party for the electric lovers.

We’ve had success with these type of events. Our city cruise silent disco parties are one of our more popular events. It’s on a smaller scale compared to the massive cruise ships, but the level of excitement is the same.  Party-goers love the revelry on the high seas river!

Seeing is believing, so come check out one of our upcoming cruise parties in New York City! Next up is our Booze Cruise on September 21st followed by our frightfully fun, Halloween Boo’ze Cruise, on October 25th!

Groove with the Fam!

Autism and Silent Discos: An Inclusive Party for All

By |2020-07-30T16:56:18-04:00July 30th, 2020|2019, Press|

Any parent knows that it’s challenging to find things to do with their kids every week.  It’s even more challenging for parents of autistic children because they have to consider the amount of external stimuli that occur, be it sound, lights, and/or interactions with others.

Silent discos have become a great way for many kids and adults on the spectrum to experience a  fun dance party without the anxiety of the loud music. Each headphone has it’s own volume control so the audio can be as loud or soft(low) as desired.  When you take the headphones off, there aren’t any speakers playing music so it’s as if you were just in a room with a lot of people talking.

What’s even more special is that everyone, regardless if they are on the spectrum, has headphones on.  This gives everyone the feeling of belonging to the same party. Quiet Events takes it a step further by having our DJ’s appear as if they are battling one another.  Each DJ has a channel color, so they try to create micro communities: “team red”, “team blue”, and “team green”.  Very often there’s only one person listening to red and dancing like no one else.  This is okay and is exactly what to expect in a silent disco.

Quiet Events would love to opportunity to put on a party for your school or organization.  We think it’s important that everyone, has the opportunity to experience music in a way that encourages singing, dancing, laughing, and togetherness!

 As one of our recent clients attested, “The Quiet Event Concept was a great way to allow students with autism and other sensory input differences the opportunity to socialize and interact with their peers.  The headphones leveled the playing field.  Students from different classifications (autism, physical disabilities, emotional disturbances, etc.)  interacted with each other in ways that we have not seen before.  Students were able to choose their playlist and volume.  Staff had a great time as well. We will definitely do this event again.”

Kids with ADD & ADHD love Silent Discos

At the age of 17 William Petz, the CEO of Quiet Events was diagnosed with ADHD and dyslexia.  Having friends and family being diagnosed with the disorder as well, he is all too familiar with the challenges, assumptions and prejudgments that come along with it.

In 2017 Quiet Events started hosting kid silent discos so that parents that were having so much fun at night could take their kids to experience it during the day time.   Parents quickly noticed that their kids that normally would run around, scream, and be destructive were more focused at a Quiet Event silent disco.

Wearing a pair of headphones changes the dynamics in so three major ways which helps cope with children with ADD or ADHD.

  1. Quiet Events headphones block out any external noise distractions that may cause a child to change their focus.
  2. Having 3 stations to switch between anytime you want, gives the control to change if the child gets board.
  3. The Quiet Event DJs put on a show, talking to the crowd, making them scream, sing, dance, and building an interactive experience that keep their attention.

Quiet Events is always looking for ways to bring people together, have fun and enjoy music in ways that were not possible before.  If you have a story about how Quiet Events affected you or your children, we’d love to hear it.

child singing loudly