Now in its fifth year, the most enjoyable festival experience is back and it’s better than ever. To those who somehow are not familiar with the concept, here’s a summary: using cordless headphones with two radio channels you are free to flick between them as two live radio Dj’s compete for your attention with the best, familiar party tunes around. Not like what you are listening to, then see what’s on the other side, while the room is at all times music-free.
It is such a simple concept but it works extremely well as there is never a duff tune, meaning you never want to stop dancing. But the real joy is the crowd, who dance their behinds off, loudly singing at the top of their lungs. Bearing in mind half are singing to the tune of the other channel’s music, it is hysterical to watch.
To those who have never experienced the Silent Disco, you simply must go. But to those more familiar there are a number of improvements to entice you back. Its new outdoor home at Assembly George Square (unlike the beautiful but massively inappropriate McEwans Hall) means that at long last you can have a drink on the dance floor. Also the number of gigs has been cut to just the weekends, meaning that the disco is always packed and the crowd is always up for it.
But at its heart, the disco is still the same as ever: great venue, great tunes, great dancing… Great night!