Students pack Parade Ground tent for silent disco party

By: Sydni Dunn for

Published: Sunday, March 20, 2011

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Without the headphones, the only sound that can be heard is the faint rumble of bass and the laughter of participants, making the event a unique and comical sight.

“It’s interesting to watch everyone flailing around,” laughed Dylan Purvis, art freshman. “It’s entertaining.”

Purvis, along with several of his friends, stayed around the outside rim of the tent, dancing and hula-hooping with light-up, flashing hoops to the beat.

“It’s funny to think about whether the people around you are listening to the same music,” said Taylor Simon, philosophy and economics freshman. “It’s fun without the volume.”

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