Talk:Silent disco

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This page couldn't be more inaccurate, The name Silent Disco was introduced in 2002 by Nico Okkerse founder of When he started the first small party with wireless headphones on the Dutch theater festival "De parade" the concept was picked up by the programmers from the also Dutch festival "Lowlands" where we played on the higher grounds area. On lowlands we got an invite to play at glastonbury festival (UK) from that point on silentdisco by 433fm started touring the world, introducing the concept and the 2channel concept globally, in the first few years we did silent concerts, silent cinemas, and so on. now that the concept is "common" everybody seems to claim the fame. Please do your research correctly. If there any serious journalist maintaining this page I suggest you contact — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 05:50, 14 September 2016 (UTC)

Can I add to the page. It's got photographs and two video clips of the event. One of them is edited to music and the other version is with the sound as heard by onlookers.

Let me know.

Sounds like a great idea Tiggertrouble 22:54, 28 February 2007 (UTC)

added the link[edit]

Had to learn how to reference links before I could add the link, that's done now. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Rafaleaz (talkcontribs) 16:19, 4 March 2007 (UTC).

How does this work? Is it regular FM radio headphones or is this special equipment? Just curious. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 17:48, 21 October 2007 (UTC)

Other article[edit]

There's another article on this. It is located at the address with the "d" in "disco" capitalized. It's not nearly as long but I don't know how to suggest they be merged. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 05:27, 31 December 2007 (UTC)

There are two pages, Silent Disco and Silent disco, and the latter confuses Mobile Clubbing with Silent Disco. The latter needs weeding for sure. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 00:36, 16 August 2009 (UTC)

Silent Disco is sure a trademarked company used by the original large scale company in Rotterdam - Called Silent Disco and the reason this concept is actually called Silent Disco —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 12:34, 15 October 2009 (UTC)

Merge of Mobile Clubbing[edit]

Mobile Clubbing is just a subset of silent disco, and the content is less developed than this main article. I propose it be merged. Fences and windows (talk) 01:11, 29 March 2009 (UTC)

Mobile Clubbing is not a subset of silent disco. It was independently conceived, functions differently and to with a different underlying concept to it, first that it is flash mob whereas Silent Disco is not - a point already made in the Silent Disco article where it mentions a silent disco event being 'mistaken' for a flash mob by the media. So a merger per se would be misleading, but a piece exploring the development of these similar but fundamentally distinct and autonomously conceived events would be good, while leaving hte original pages Silent Disco, Mobile Clubbing - separate. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 12:24, 14 August 2009 (UTC)

Adding information with commercial interests[edit]

Recently this article has been subject to links and information being added that contains commercial interests with direct links to commercial sites and unsubstantiated claims. In the most recent edit of this nature a claim that the term was coined in 2002 by a pair of dutch DJs contained a reference to an article from 2005 which stated that the concept and not the name was concieved in 2002. As the film Ruusujen Aika and the BBC news article both predate 2002 the concept using headphones in place of amplifed speakers was concieved prior to 2002. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Error78 (talkcontribs) 11:00, 24 January 2011 (UTC)

Other areas[edit]

Can someone include a portion about silent discos in other countries?

They've been going on in South Korea for at least a few years now in the Hongdae area

-- (talk) 18:55, 15 January 2012 (UTC)

This does need to be done but from an unbias perspective and only to include notable events and not just that they simply have occured in a country as 10s of countries have played host to these events Error78 (talk) 10:34, 6 February 2012 (UTC)