TCU students dance in silence at Headphone Disco


TCU students put on yellow and purple headphones Saturday night for a dance party that could possibly change the future of theEnd events.

TheEnd program, known for bringing comedians such as Demetri Martin and musicians such as Mary Lambert, brought Headphone Disco to campus this weekend. 

In the Brown-Lupton University Union Ballroom, students danced the night away to an average of 155 songs. They danced to songs like “Bailando” by Enrique Iglesias, “7/11” by Beyoncé and ballads like Sia’s “Chandelier.”

They danced with the help of headphones and two DJs.

“I think it’s genuinely fun where you can just come out and look like an idiot and have fun with your friends and not worry about what people think of you,” Sabrina Harb, second-year biology major, said.

Everyone received a pair of headphones that had the ability to switch between the two channels the DJs were playing on.

With the headphones on, students could only hear the music of the channel. However, without headphones, loud stomps of dancing feet and students singing along with each other were the only things to be heard.

“I don’t think it’s been on TCU’s campus at all,” Jesus Contreras, a junior theatre major and director of membership for theEnd, said. “It’s a different experience that makes people want to come out and enjoy it.”

Fall 2014’s Neon Paint Party is the only event similar to Headphone Disco.

“It is a really fun event,” Kellie Mossler, a senior early childhood education major and director of theEnd, said. “It’s kind of a new sort of deal and it encourages kids to try different and new things.”

Mossler said turnout is very important for the success of this event, but students completing surveys emailed to them afterwards determines future possibilities.

“Through the feedback we get through our surveys, we can decide whether dance parties are more popular, concerts, or comedians,” Mossler said. “We take surveys very seriously and we really want to listen to the students.”

Next up for theEnd will be Echosmith, known for their tune “Cool Kids.”

Echosmith will perform at 10 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 13, at the BLUU Ballroom.