Ok, raise your hand if you’ve ever been to a silent disco? 🙋🏻
A couple weekends ago, I took Michael to his very first silent disco during Washington DC’s free, annual, overnight arts festival “Art All Night,” which takes place across 8 neighborhoods in the District.
So if you’ve never been to a silent disco, here’s how it works…
Upon arriving, we were handed a nice pair of headphones that had three channel settings. Each channel is tuned to a different DJ, so if you don’t like what DJ1 is playing, you can move on to DJ2 or DJ3. This leaves partygoers with no excuse to NOT shake their booties.
Each DJ’s channel is assigned a colored LED light so that you can figure out what your friends are listening to. This particular disco was an ode to hiphop and each DJ had their own vibe going, so unlike your typical dance party, there was truly never a moment where we couldn’t find a groove we liked.
The coolest thing about this event, for me, was the location. The disco was held in the Shaw/U Street neighborhood in the courtyard directly across from the Howard Theatre, beneath the bright “Washington” mural on One Love Massive HQ’s wall. As people were heading to the bars and restaurants nearby, they stopped en masse to watch the ‘disco’ in total amusement. It’s gotta be pretty hilarious to watch a group of beautiful, happy, people twerk and sing their hearts out with no background music!
This event was SO. FUN. and an awesome reminder of why I love living in D.C. We are more than just a federal district. This community is filled with amazing, diverse people who work hard but know how to play just as hard, too. It’s part of the reason why I started this blog: to share with all of you the spice of life that can be enjoyed in the nation’s capital! Thanks to Silent Party DC for having us.
Check out their next event happening on Halloweekend.
What I Wore
So I’m not gonna lie, I probably could have chose a more practical outfit (dancing in an 100% alpaca sweater is not the cutest idea.) But at the same time, I actually loved this look! I felt soooo confident and classy.
I’m wearing a marigold sweater by Mara Hoffman (check my last blog for more on why this color will be in my closet all season long!) What I love most about this sweater is that its quality is its biggest attribute. When you look at the piece aesthetically, it’s pretty understated. It’s mid-length and has beautiful rounded sleeves. But the look and feel of it in person is what makes it special.
I finished the look with a leather pencil skirt by Eloquii, in which I french-tucked the sweater, statement earrings by Lizzie Fortunato and some caged heels from Forever21 that have been in my closet for years. I’ll drop a link to a similar pair below, but a true fashionista always mixes the old with the new and the bargains with the expensive!
THESE EARRINGS THO!