In 2011 the California Academy of Sciences hosted their first silent disco, closing out the night full of fantastic activities and vendors. The crowd was in a great mood and diverse as ever. Guests jump started the holiday season with live reindeer, indoor snow flurries, and all the sugar & spice they could handle. The amazing lit-up tree art installations seen in the video each had a push-and-sniff button which actually forced spicy holiday aromas out of the holes in the fiberglass, otherwise known as the “Spice Forest” – it was brilliant. The huge snowman in the background was actually a dome which guests could go inside and watch video earlier in the evening. The week marked the NightLife debut of ‘Tis the Season for Science, the Academy’s new exhibit featuring the sights, sounds, and smells of the season, along with the science behind some favorite traditions.
Guests explored the exhibit and ended the night with a high-energy dance party in the Piazza. The silent disco featured ICEE HOT’s Shawn Reynaldo (formally known as Disco Shawn). EVERYONE was getting down. At one point, a woman came up to us and told us how she’s never seen her friend dance before in her entire life – and he was breakin’ it down! It was so great to see people of all ages and backgrounds having such a cohesively positive experience with each other. To give you a taste of Shawn’s sound, here’s a fiery set from a couple years back:
The video was shot and edited by Nicole Landau of Green Cap Productions. Photos featured at the end of the video were captured by SnapFiesta. See the entire album on Facebook. Music in this video is Adele – Set Fire To The Rain Remix (Moto Blanco Radio Edit)