There is a new way to party sweeping Eurpope. Dancing in Silence involves a club issuing wireless headphones to all of it’s patrons, who then get out on the floor and are all dancing to the same music. Probably a quite eerie site upon first encounter. Currently the clubs have only had a single channel to listen to, although efforts are underway to coordinate 6 different stations that the headphones could be tuned in to.
This could have unprecedented effect on "social businesses." You could combine any number of previously noisy events into one. Imagine a Starbucks with a dance club in it. You can choose to sit down and have a coffee, or breakdance to your heart’s content.
This could also have a small effect of breaking down a few high-school like social walls. By playing different types of music that are set to the same beat, you could presumably have one person listening to rock music, and another to a different type of music, and still dance with each other.
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