Silent disco rocks the quad

A unique form of rave called a “silent disco” took place in the north quad last Monday, putting Entertainment Unlimited, the campus programming board, on the map for new students.

Students were given wireless headphones and switched channels between two DJs, listening to electronic dance music, dancing and eating free food. DJs CHoFF and Basshead took to the stage, playing music for students looking to have a good time after the first day of class.

“I think people need to give EDM more of a chance,” DJ CHoFF said. “DJing for us is more than just pressing buttons.”

Christian Hoffer, a junior double majoring in music industry management and public relations, goes by CHoFF. Hoffer warmed the crowd up for Mayer Hawthorne at last year’s Ferris Fest. He also has experience spinning at Central Michigan University and in Detroit.

Nick Robertson, a senior in television and digital media production, who goes by Basshead, described the event as a unique experience and a chance for people to have fun together without disturbing the campus.

“This is an opportunity for everyone to get together, get inspired and meet new people,” said Entertainment Unlimited Vice President of Programming, Josh Moscatello.

Raver and Ferris student, Connor Proctor, said, “This is a chance for everyone to turn up in their own way. It is definitely a unique vibe.”