MAP to present silent disco party

Mustang Activities and Programming (MAP) will host another SU After Dark event called Headphone Disco on Friday, Feb. 21, where students can expect a different kind of event than what MAP usually offers.

Headphone Disco, which will take place from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m., will be a dance party in the Rockland banquet room with three different DJs — two from Stevenson’s own Wild Stang Radio (WSR). All DJs will be playing at the same time and students will be given wireless headphones through which they can simply choose what DJ they want to listen to at that moment.

Attendees will get to request songs because Headphone Disco will be “centered around what the people want,” said Cassie Myers, program director of MAP. “I am excited about how you can switch between songs if you are not feeling it anymore,” she said.

MAP is bringing in a company, Degy Entertainment, that hosts Headphone Disco events at colleges and universities around the world. According to its website, the company launched in the UK in 2007 and “are the inventors and originators of the ‘silent dance party’ format and have been touring their show around the world for the past 7 years.”

At the event, Degy Entertainment will bring all of the equipment, wireless headphones, and the third additional DJ.

“At a dance, sometimes there is a problem with people liking the song choice. This solves that problem,” said Myers.

“We are going to be doing something different. This school has never had a headphone disco party,” said Shomari Fortson, a senior film and moving image major and the lead DJ representing WSR for the event. “The whole room will be silent, but the party will be in headphones,” added Fortson.

Each DJ will be playing different genres and song choices for the event. Students can expect funk, soul music, disco, trap, hip-hop, R&B and rock, said Fortson.

Headphone Disco was featured as part of a MAP event last spring. Students suggested that MAP bring it back as its own event. (Video by Jess Lewis)

“It will be a remix of ‘Silent Library,’” said Fortson. According to imdb.com, “‘Silent Library” is an American televised game show that aired on MTV [where the] game show contestants must endure strange punishments for money, all while staying silent.”

Fortson suggested that students cancel any previous plans in order to experience something different on Feb. 21. Headphone Disco will be “different than the party scene. The parties are never thrown like this,” he added.            

“Since I will be playing some of the music and providing some of the tunes, I do know we are going to have a party,” he said. This should excite students interested in the event, especially if they are familiar with Fortson’s DJ abilities.

Students can sign up to get free tickets to the event using EventBrite. A second link is available for guest tickets.

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