Gila Schwenk was looking for a unique crowd-pleaser for her daughter Nikki’s upcoming bat mitzvah. She listened when her sister-in-law told her that she’d been to a bat mitzvah driven by a silent DJ. Her advice: “Don’t wait.”
Gila contacted EJ The DJ, who teamed up with Sound Off to produce a silent disco for Nikki’s big day at The Metropolitan in Glen Cove, Long Island. The original plan was to use two of the wireless headphones’ three channels to play something for both the adults and kids, but young tastes ruled the night as both channels were devoted to pop and more than 100 young guests danced with abandon, experimenting by switching channels based on what they were hearing.
“It was hilarious for the adults who were watching, because we couldn’t hear the music unless we had our headphones on, but we could spot the groups of kids who were dancing to completely separate channels,” said Gila.
“Everyone enjoyed it a lot,” added Gila. “People didn’t know what a silent disco was at first, so there was a lot of curiosity and excitement. People are still talking about the ‘neon headphones.’”