Say what? I spent my whole youth being as loud and annoying as possible so this is weird to me, yet here we are. Wondering what the heck is going on too? Then you’re in luck because I’m going to share what I know.
Headphone parties are becoming the new alternative to your typical clubbing experience. That’s because they consist of people coming together for a disco, but instead, the music isn’t played through a speaker system. These club-goers hear the music through a radio transmitter sending a signal to wireless headphones they’re provided with when entering the club. In order for a headphone party to work, these participants must wear the wireless headphones at all times. That’s because those who don’t wear the headphone won’t hear the music, meaning they won’t have any music to dance to. I mean I guess I can still yell over the music at my dance partner right?
Usually, at a headphone party, there are two or more DJs each trying to get the club goers to channel their station over the others. Headphone parties have become very popular at music festivals and other similar events, as there is no need for noise curfews here. If you’re wondering why headphone parties were even created in the first place, well that’s because headphone parties allow those attending to get a chance to talk to one another. Hmm…isn’t this the concern I just expressed? Please, tell me more…
At your average club, the music is always blasting, meaning that attendees don’t have the opportunity to talk to one another. After all, clubs are supposed to be a place where people can meet one another. When the music is too loud to even have a conversation, that’s not possible.
Sure, with headphones parties, you can go clubbing without feeling like your ears are going to pop. That’s because if you take off these headphones, you can still hear the music. Without them being at top volume like before, they’re now at a medium sound, which means you can chat with those around you, but still dance the night away to the tunes that the DJs are playing. It’s also much better for your hearing health as you control the sound. You can learn more about hearing troubles online. The 40 year old mom in me is somewhat intrigued, but the old school party girls is still questioning this entirely…but let’s continue.
Headphone parties are definitely an interesting concept. A lot of clubs hold headphone parties on certain nights, so they have the best of both worlds. It is unlikely that we will see clubs operating entirely in this manner. Yet, it gives club-goers something different to enjoy every now and again, and this is why they are popular.
Plus, you can listen to the song you want to, which is great for those that are fussy with their music choices. At headphone parties, some people will be listening to house music, while others are grooving to Latin tunes. Which can often provide some humor, as people find themselves dancing in an entirely different manner.
Some feel that headphone parties will remain popular because they provide something different. They are fun now and again, and can particularly appeal to those that want to switch between socializing and dancing. However, I stand with the belief that frequent club-goers want the real deal. I’m fairly certain that we’ll never see this form of party take over; it’s just great to have different options and bring another unique and exciting type of party to the world of clubbing.
Any new, somewhat weird trends you’ve seen cropping up lately? Let me know in the comments below and thanks for reading!