Q: What is a silent disco?
A: A silent disco is a dance party where music is transmitted directly to headsets. People wearing the headsets can hear and dance to the music. To people without headsets, it may look like others are dancing to nothing.
Q: When does a silent disco make sense?
A: A silent disco makes the best sense when there is a legitimate reason for not having amplified sound. For example: wanting to host a party in a residential area, a noise ordinance, festival turndown time, not wanting unnecessary attention to an event, etc.
Q: What is included with the silent disco?
A: Consultation about the event, delivery of equipment, set up of equipment (including integration with audio source/DJ), take down of equipment, staffing the station to pass out headsets, staffing the station to receive the headsets and removal of equipment.
Q: What is the range of the equipment?
A: The range depends upon the environment. A park or field may have up to 300 ft. of transmission capability. A concrete structure may not have transmission outside the structure. A wooden house will have transmission throughout the house and up to 150 ft. beyond.
Q: What is the cost?
A: The cost is $12 per headset per event. On weeknights (after 5 pm Sunday - Thursday) the cost is $10 per headset. There is a minimum use of 100 headsets per event.
Q: How long does the silent disco last?
A: Silent discos are slated for four (4) hours, but may last longer is arrangements are made prior. There is an additional charge of $1 per headset per additional hour.
Q: How many channels are on the headset?
A: Our headsets have three channels. This allows you to be creative in your event. You can have different areas slotted for different channels or you can have a number of different activities in one space. For example, you could have a dance party on one channel, a projected movie on the second channel and spoken word recitation on the third. The possibilities are endless.
Q: What is your service area?
A: We focus on the Baltimore and DC metropolitan areas, including surrounding counties in Maryland and Virginia. For festivals we cover the Mid-Atlantic and will service areas further as needed.
Q: Why would one have a silent disco at a wedding reception?
A: A silent disco allows you to greatly increase the kind of venues you can consider for your wedding reception. Without a silent disco you can't have a reception where amplified sound isn't allowed. Wedding receptions can be stale sometimes, but a silent disco will ensure that guests remember your reception forever.
Q: How can a silent disco be used as a fundraiser?
A: When the cause is right -- and the enticement for the party is right -- people will buy tickets to your event. A silent disco can be the perfect way to make things exciting at your event. This is a creative way to raise funds and can be used by non-profits, fraternities/sororities and other causes.
Q: What is a roving silent disco?
A: A roving silent disco takes your event mobile, either on foot or in a vehicle. A roving silent disco can start at one location, move around to a number of other locations, and then end up in the same or different location. We have the technology to take your silent disco mobile.
Q: Why would a festival have a silent disco?
A: Festivals are expected to be good neighbors and operate within the confines of the law, but at the same time provide the best experience for their participants. A silent disco allows festivals to keep the event going, even after required turn down.
Q: Would a silent disco be useful at a rave?
A: Yes. Silent discos can be used at a rave (or any warehouse party) when a chill zone has been established apart from the main dance area, in any separate quiet area and allows the event to continue after turn down.
Q: Why would it make sense to have a silent disco at a house party?
A: Fines for breaking noise ordinances vary, but in some areas can be thousands of dollars and may include the possibility of incarceration. A silent disco greatly increases the number of locations a house party can occur, because the distance from a neighbor is no longer a factor.