‘Want to go to a silent disco on Friday?’
I love the random text messages I get from my friends.
I’ve not been out and about for a while and unable to drink, so this was very much needed. My friend works for the Canal and Rivers Trust (incidentally, did you know that Birmingham has more miles of canal than Venice?), and her company was holding a silent disco in one of the lock areas last week. I’ve never been to one before, but the concept has always intrigued me – music is played through individual headphones rather than from large speakers, so while the participants still experience the feeling of being at a club or ‘disco,’ anyone without a set of headphones on can’t hear anything.
The Bloke and I decided to make an evening of it, so we went for a meal at a pizza place and then I dragged him into the bar next door (he doesn’t drink so we don’t usually go to bars together), where I took advantage of their two for one cocktail hour and reacquainted myself with some raspberry mojitos. We had a nice chat with a couple sitting next to us – Fatboy Slim was playing at the arena near the bar and they were enjoying a few pre-show drinks – and after I had thoroughly enjoyed singing along to John Farnham’s ‘You’re the Voice’ that was playing in the bar (I’m not sure whether The Bloke appreciated my warbling), we walked down to the canal where a large floating pontoon had been set up and met my friends.
The headphones had three channels, all playing different songs. It was a little strange at first – admittedly I was feeling a little self-conscious – but quickly got over it as soon as I discovered Bon Jovi’s ‘Living on a Prayer’ on one of the channels. We found it difficult not to sing along, so we eventually gave in and sang our hearts out. The pontoon was in front of a pub, and we must have been a rather amusing sight for the people smoking outside – a bunch of people dancing around to seemingly nothing, stopping to scream ‘woooooaaah! Living on a Prayer’ at various intervals.
Unfortunatly, people jumping around on a floating pontoon in the dark doesn’t make for particularly great photographs. While my friends and I were dancing, The Bloke was taking pictures for the company, and even he struggled. Hardly an Instagram moment, but something to tick off my new Bucket List!
And it was a blast!
What about you guys? Did you get up to any random things in February?
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