You could be forgiven for not hearing the arrival of a novel new type of music event on Saturday night.JARROD WHITTAKER May 20, 2014 4:21am
Youth organisation Word and Mouth organised Shepparton’s first silent disco, which works by having multiple DJs — in this case three — playing simultaneously.
Rather than a clash of competing sounds, each visitor wore a set of headphones.
The music was then broadcast directly to the headphones, with those attending able to change channels and pick the type of music they wanted to listen to.
Word and Mouth project manager Jim Gow said the three DJs played RnB, pop and dance music.
‘‘The headphones have got a different light on them saying you’re listening to blue channel, green channel,’’ Mr Gow said.
‘‘You look up at the stage, the DJ’s got green on his booth, or blue on his booth.
‘‘You can look around at the people dancing around you and you can see the colour they’re wearing and what they’re listening to.’’
He said while the number attending the event was lower than hoped, those who went along enjoyed it.
‘‘There were variations of music all at the flick of a switch,’’ Mr Gow said.
‘‘It’s not just a normal party or a dance environment where one DJ’s playing and if you don’t like that song you wander off and you don’t dance.’’
Although about 50 people attended the event at Welsford St’s Eastbank Centre, he said Word and Mouth would not give up on the concept.
‘‘This thing we’ll certainly put back on the radar,’’ Mr Gow said.
‘‘It’s just a case of when and how, whether it’s part of a bigger event or whether it’s educating people in the meantime about what it is and a bigger lead-in time.’’
Neighbourhood Watch Week will start with a sizzle — a sausage sizzle to be precise — at Sevens Creek Dve in Kialla.
Victoria State Emergency Service (SES) and other emergency services are preparing for the next round of wild weather in the north-east.
It was clear blue skies last Tuesday for the official launch of the Gargarro (pronounced Ga-gar-ro) Botanic Gardens in Girgarre.
SNAKES will be coming out of hiding as the weather warms up.
KATH Bubb has been recognised for 50 years of service with the Ballendella Red Cross.
IT EXPERTISE in Kyabram has received recognition after Advance Computing won a Microsoft Australia Partner Award in the excellence in regional area customer category.
Seymour A and B-grade in season decider
Extensive rainfall in the Southern Riverina is having a negative impact on farming.
McIvor Creek – in and around Heathcote – has gone over its banks with all our recent rain, flooding streets and causing closures and detours.
Yarroweyah's Katie Anderson will be heading to Wisconsin in the United States after winning the Dairy Youth Travel Scholarship.
After a 30-year career as an accountant in Deniliquin, Peter Skipworth officially retires today.
Tuesday, August 16
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