By Ruth Olivares
The Games Room held an odd, yet humorous sight.
Everyone synchronously shuffled to the left, and then to the right on the colorfully lit dance floor, and with the absence of music, it was as if everyone on the dance floor was under mind control.
In the lively Games Room adorned with silver party garlands, light up balloons and hosts wearing disco ball headbands, guests received headphones in preparation for Associated Students, Inc.’s silent Disco Night, Thursday, Jan. 18.
“It’s something not everyone has heard of, and it’s not everyday you get to go to a silent disco,” fourth-year public relations student and coordinator of ASI’s silent Disco Night event Serina Molano, said.
“People are doing funny dances and listening to different channels. A silent disco purposely looks outlandish.”
Everyone wears headphones with three stations ranging from hip-hop, EDM and pop.
Unlike a traditional silent disco, the Games Room in the BSC was noisy with chatty groups, and the sound of bowling balls rolling down polished wood flooring and pool balls clinking against one another.
Molano believes silent disco gives a noticeably different vibe that music out loud cannot offer.
“There’s people playing pool, people dancing and it’s really cool to see the atmosphere,” fourth-year dietetics student Nataly Arellano said.
If dancing is not your idea of fun, there was plenty more entertainment for students.
The Games Room featured free play on all games, button and bracelet making, a photo booth, face painting and ASI’s spin the wheel.
Guests did not leave the dance floor hungry.
Disco Night featured free Round Table pizza, as well as drinks and cookies.
“Everyone here is friendly and knows how to have a good time,” fourth-year civil engineering student Mauricio Santacruz said.
Above all, students felt they were surrounded by good company which was most enjoyable.
“There’s a friendly environment,” Arellano said.
Although both the men and women’s basketball games occurred at the same time as Disco Night, the dance still had a good turnout.
While Santacruz attended the game, he had a motive for stopping by the silent disco.
“I’m a huge fan of silent disco,” Santacruz said. I found out they were having one here and I had to go.”
Santacruz is not the only one that shares a new love for silent disco.
As a member of ASI’s Bronco Events and Activities Team, Molano decided to put on a silent disco after she attended one.
“I heard of silent discos two months ago at a conference, and I was sold on the idea,” Molano said.
“It was fun and unique.”
“If you’re a freshman, I strongly recommend you come out to these events,” Santacruz said.
“I never got to enjoy this because I’m a transfer student. I try and make the most of my last year here.”
If you couldn’t make it to Disco Night, this is not ASI’s final dance event.
The next dance event, Salsa Night, will take place Feb. 9.
There will be professional salsa dancers, the salsa club, free food and activities.
Courtesy of Oxford Words
The event was a silent disco night where guests received headphones to listen to different music genres
Courtesy of Serina Molano
Serina Molano and second-year landscape architecture student Brian Espinoza enjoyed the night with friends
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