Fearless Act #26: Quiet Clubbing Dance Party!

Last night, in the wretched heat, I decided to stop by a free event hosted at Greenly Square (33rd/Broadway). When I arrived, I immediately started giggling because from the outside looking in… there were a bunch of people singing and dancing wearing funny colored headphones, but you couldn’t hear what they were listening to: hence, SILENT CLUBBING. I waited in a small line for my colored headphones. I had to give my credit card just in case I decided to leave without returning them, which would cost $100. I was told there were three DJs/stations you could choose: 80s & 90s; R&B Hip Hop; and Top 40. Awesome! This was my kind of dance party! I started with 80s & 90s station (BLUE colored) and was very satisfied with my choice. I made my way into the center of the crowd and became instant buddies with my BLUE-colored crew reciting the lyrics to BBD’s, “Poison.” We were all on FIRE, literally and figuratively as it was so incredible hot last night, the sweat beads that were falling from my forehead burned my eyes. Once the RED-colored crew began singing louder, I quickly changed my station and ohhhhh-yessss…”Uptown Funk” was playing and I had to join them and sing. Bright neon-necklaces were being passed around and I was making friends everywhere. I was thoroughly impressed with how big the crowd got. People were everywhere! And the best part, we couldn’t stop singing and dancing. It was a blast. After about forty minutes, I just couldn’t bare the heat. I danced my way out of the crowd and retuned my lovely colored-headphones. As I made my way home, I couldn’t stop thinking how spontaneous the evening was. That on an unexpected Saturday evening, fifty random New Yorkers bonded over colored-headphones, music, summer heat and pure, electric-neon FUN!

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