Unsilent Night Vancouver

Living in the West End I’ve witnessed hockey playoff revelers, fireworks crowds, zombies and naked bike rides. This holiday season is no exception when it comes to throngs of people blurring past my window making some kind of noisy and somewhat amusing raucous.

Unsilent Night started in 1992 in New York, and has become incredibly popular, often attracting crowds numbering in the thousands. Participants carry boomboxes, each playing a separate track of music contributing their own voice to the sound that is Unsilent Night. [TrevorO]

What could be more fun that being in a mob of people all cranking tunes walking across downtown Vancouver?

San Francisco 2006

If you want to participate you need to bring something that will play sound, and then get your paws on some tunes. You can download the mp3 from a website or show up early (@ 6:45pm) to score a tape or CD.

  • When: Sunday December 23, 2007 @ 7:00pm
  • Where: Starting at English Bay Park (Beach Ave at Bidwell) and trekking up to Robson Square.
  • Why: Be a part of a moving block-long sound system, “the more tracks we play, the bigger and more amazing the sound is.”

…Meaning I won’t be getting much sleep on the 23rd, oh well. More information is available at the Unsilent Night website.

1 Comment so far

  1. keith lim (unregistered) on December 14th, 2007 @ 3:51 pm

    For the Facebook crowd, there’s an Event page for this event:

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