I must admit…
Back in the day, I was a bit of a party animal.
(shocking, I know)
Out all night, dancing till the sun came up…
But that was a LONG time ago.
Houston isn’t really a “club” kind of city.
And while Trinidad is known for it’s awesome Caribbean beats…
The dancing spots had a tendency to be uber crowded and a tad bit “too much” for us sometimes.
Since moving to London, one of the greatest cities in the world, I’ve been itching to go dancing.
So while researching “date nite” options on Thursday, I ran across an event know as the “Silent Disco”.
I found the deal on Time Out here.
I figured for £14.50 each, half off the normal price, it was worth a shot.
Here’s the description…
“Get your groove on at a great height at Altitude this Friday night. You can feast your eyes the city of London from the top of Millbank Tower. Nestled among some of London’s most iconic landmarks…This riverside skyscraper offers some of the best views of the capital. Located down the river from the London Eye while being at the top of this 118 metre tall building…Will be like being at the top of London’s busiest Ferris wheel for a far longer period of time and w/a party! Three top DJs, will be on hand to drop a range of killer tunes. “
They definitely weren’t lying about the view…
We arrived around 10:20pm and checked our coats downstairs.
Once up to the 29th floor, you are handed a pair of headphones.
The headphones have a 3 way switch on one side and a volume control on the other.
The color of your headphones switches when you flip from DJ to DJ picking what you want to listen to…
This idea is genius!
The DJ’s played a variety of music – new stuff, old stuff, Motown, Hip Hop, 80’s, etc…
The reason this idea is so genius is because the DJ’s can see who the crowd is listening to.
This pushes them to compete against each other in a friendly competition, i.e. they play better songs.
Fun doesn’t even begin to describe our evening!
We danced and danced and danced the night away.
It was AMAZING.
The only improvement on the evening would have to be the bar.
Cheap alcohol and crappy wine…
They need to step up their game on that end for sure.
Honestly with all the dancing I did, I could stick with water next time and still have a blast!
The DJ’s – Nick, Alex, Frank
Have You Ever Been to a Silent Disco?
We loved it SO much, we are heading back on Dec. 6th.