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Silent Philly Celebrating One Year Of ‘Quiet’ Parties

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Silent Philly celebrates one year on Friday night at District Nine nightclub at 460 North 9th Street and they’re marking the occasion with a party, but if you’re not in on the fun, don’t expect to be able to hear the music.

The Silent Philly parties are silent, because participants are given headphones through which to listen to the music of the event. President Eddie Ross says those headphones can be taken on and off at will.

“It’s much easier to have a conversation, it’s much easier to get a drink from a bartender, you don’t have to scream in anybody’s ear. It’s a really fun time in a place where you don’t lose your hearing because you control the volume on the headphones, as well.”

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A party both introverts and extroverts can enjoy!

To the outside observer, watching a group of people dance wildly to the music in their headphones might make you scratch your head at first. You really can’t knock it until you’ve tried it, however, and the success of Philly’s own “silent” party series, Silent Philly, shows that this trend is here to stay. Launched just a year ago, the company has multiple parties a month locally and is starting to branch out to new markets like Chicago. We chatted with its president, Eddie Ross, about how a silent party works and why they can be more appealing than a traditional noisy night out.

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