Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the new generation of dances and parties.
The annual Headphone Dance took place in the Sharwan Smith Student Center Ballroom on Friday night.
The Student Programming Board gave people a new way to ring in the weekend by having headphones glued to their ears as they jammed to the music. These were no ordinary headphones: these were ones that were linked to each of the battling DJ’s and their mashups to make this dance one to remember.
Student Programming Board President Sarah Jones explained how the headphones work to the public.
“You can turn on each of the buttons to play the DJ channels,” she said. “The red is for the first DJ, while the green is for the other DJ.”
The channels in those headphones changed when they got a chance to turn on who was next. The blue channel meant no DJ or music was playing. At the event, the SUU student body enjoyed the silent DJ’s only they could hear. With mash-ups and remixes including Usher, Bruno Mars and even Bon Jovi, there was a new version of partying where students could do all the singing to the “silent” music. There was even a group of students listening to the red channel that formed a train of their DJ’s mash-ups.
Megan Strand, another SPB/SUUSA officer, said, “It’s a different kind of dance where people can dance to their own music and it’s funny.”
Again, this isn’t your average dance where the DJ’s would actually play live music in the room. It’s stuck to their channels on the headphones.
“I don’t know how it started, but we’ve been doing it for three years,” Strand said. “We thought it would be fun when it started.”
They have been doing it ever since the idea was approved.
Whether or not music flooded the area, students still had a great time. Students will continue to enjoy events like this one throughout the school year.
Dan Lauper for SUU News
Carlee Jo Blumenthal