DJs visit for silent disco event
THIS Saturday, three great DJ's will visit Stanthorpe from Brisbane to play at a “silent disco” at St Joseph's Hall.
Although there will be a lot of people there, there is no chance of noise complaints.
The Stanthorpe Youth Silent Party is the first of its kind in the Stanthorpe community. Jaye Messina from the local YMCA says: “It's something different for the kids.”
Visiting from Brisbane to play through 100 pairs of head-phones will be DJ Matthew McNab, DJ Jacob and DJ Josh Jett.
There are three sessions that cater for all age groups.
Primary school students can attend from 5pm-7pm, high school students from 7pm-9pm, and then the bar will open for the over-18s from 9pm-12pm.
The organisers are trying to arrange the DJ's to play at the same time, so that silent partygoers will be able to choose who they listen to via their wireless headphones.
In certain and uncontrolled cases, wearing headphones can be a risk to the wearer.
Headphones are close to people's ears, and having the ability to increase the volume can be a danger for the wearer.
Jaye from the YMCA also said that although the volume is adjustable, it will be set so that the maximum volume cannot possibly be damaging to the listener's hearing.
Measures have also been taken to insure that children will not be exposed to explicit language, and that headphones will be wiped with sterilising agent after every session.
Jaye also says that noise complaints are often a problem for party-goers, and this way there will be no complaints from residents and other people in the local area.
Loyd, who owns KompuDJ in Warrick also had something to say about this new and unusual party experience. “If it's good, then it'll take off.”
Loyd is also a radio host for Community Radio in Warwick, and says that a good DJ will be able to control the sound that speakers produce.
“Being a DJ is not about music, it's about customer service. The point of being a DJ is to entertain, while not being an inconvenience to others," Loyd said.
Jaye says that avoiding a noise complaint was not the main reason for the Silent Disco taking place.
“There has never been anything like this in Stanthorpe before.”
Jaye says that it's something new, and if people are unsure, then they can pay a smaller fee of $5 if they wish to come and have a look. Otherwise, this surreal experience will cost $10, plus a $10 deposit that you get back for unbroken equipment.
There are 100 headphones available per session, and bookings can be made on 07 4681 2411 before Saturday Night.