On Friday evening, the mascot Joe solemnly opend the largest silent disco in western Austria at 9:00 p.m. in the Masters Village. More and more headphone-wearing spectators gathered in front of the big stage, celebrated and danced. The two DJ’s Markku Hainanen and DJ Robert Hitch fought an exciting battle for most audiance.
For some it was not the first time, for others it was a completely new experience. The headphones could be borrowed free of charge upon presentation of an ID. There was a choice of two different channels, hits & classics and funk & house. Only the headphone wearers themselves knew to who they were listening to. The mega hits of Benny Benassi, Vengaboys, David Guetta and many other top music acts were heard through wireless headphones.
In the Masters Village, visitors from different nationalities and generations, athletes from various sports and a diverse fan audience danced. They sang happily and moved against the cold. Many curious passers-by spontaneously celebrated with them.