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Thu Aug 2 12:22 am  #1


"Silent Disco"

Does anyone know if any radio station is sponsoring  "Silent Disco" at the CNE this year?
I can't think of a station that would, but I suppose it never hurts to ask...

Silent Disco
Mon Aug 27 & Tues Aug 28: 7 pm to 11 pm Princes’ Blvd.
Princes’ Blvd. comes to “Silent Life” as CNE visitors are encouraged to dawn headphones and boogie to music that only they can hear.
 

 

Thu Aug 2 9:08 am  #2


Re: "Silent Disco"

With respect, Silent Disco is what passengers who are bored to tears on Caribbean cruise ships do to pass the time.  Now that I think of it, people attending the CNE could also be bored to tears so it might be a fit

 

 

Thu Aug 2 9:15 am  #3


Re: "Silent Disco"

geo wrote:

Now that I think of it, people attending the CNE could also be bored to tears so it might be a fit

Ten (or so) years ago you might have had a point Geo. In 2018, CNE has improved a lot. (2017's CNE was amazing!)
Their ice skating show doesn't disappoint. The dog show is okay. There are many things to see and do.
I LOVE the CNE, and I beg to differ.

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Thu Aug 2 9:30 am  #4


Re: "Silent Disco"

Ice skating & dogs + silent disco.    I stand corrected

G.

P.S. - hope I'm not sounding like Ziggy


 

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Thu Aug 2 9:41 am  #5


Re: "Silent Disco"

geo wrote:

Ice skating & dogs + silent disco.    I stand corrected

G.

P.S. - hope I'm not sounding like Ziggy


 

On select days, throw in a cat show...but I suppose that can get boring...however, it is a nice place to have a seat and a rest for a while after walking around a lot.
There is a (judging) room there with very comfortable theatre style seating. Too bad it's only open during the cat show and not for the whole CNE. 

 

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Thu Aug 2 10:09 am  #6


Re: "Silent Disco"

Radiowiz wrote:

On select days, throw in a cat show...but I suppose that can get boring...however, it is a nice place to have a seat and a rest for a while after walking around a lot.
There is a (judging) room there with very comfortable theatre style seating. Too bad it's only open during the cat show and not for the whole CNE. 

At any point, the owners of this bulletin board could make some extra coin by having ads from funeral homes, incontinence products, nursing homes, Ensure and the Best of Lawrence Welk Organ Cobs.
 

 

Thu Aug 2 10:15 am  #7


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cGrant wrote:

At any point, the owners of this bulletin board could make some extra coin by having ads from funeral homes, incontinence products, nursing homes, Ensure and the Best of Lawrence Welk Organ Cobs.
 

In one ear and out the other. More effective to run ads about how to launch your very own [internet] oldies radio station.

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Thu Aug 2 10:17 am  #8


Re: "Silent Disco"

Radiowiz wrote:

geo wrote:

Ice skating & dogs + silent disco.    I stand corrected

G.

P.S. - hope I'm not sounding like Ziggy


 

On select days, throw in a cat show...but I suppose that can get boring...however, it is a nice place to have a seat and a rest for a while after walking around a lot.
There is a (judging) room there with very comfortable theatre style seating. Too bad it's only open during the cat show and not for the whole CNE. 

 

 
I haven't gone to the Ex in a while, but I do remember looking for the radio personalities at their booths,to watch them in action. And trying to get free swag. Is this still a thing?

Silent Disco sounds fun. Perhaps a security nightmare, but "groovy" 

 

Thu Aug 2 10:42 am  #9


Re: "Silent Disco"

Lentil wrote:

I haven't gone to the Ex in a while, but I do remember looking for the radio personalities at their booths,to watch them in action. And trying to get free swag. Is this still a thing?

Silent Disco sounds fun. Perhaps a security nightmare, but "groovy"

Oh yeah, even though the internet leaks what a radio personality looks like (etc) people still love to see their favourite personalities in action...if not, they still love getting "free swag". (or whatever it's called these days)

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Thu Aug 2 10:42 am  #10


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Speaking of free swag, John Spragge gave me a CHUM "fan" at the 1960 CNE.    He was handing them out from the deck of the CHUM trailer, just inside the Prince's Gates.    Still have it.  Perfect condition.   $5,000 or best offer.     

 

Thu Aug 2 10:47 am  #11


Re: "Silent Disco"

Lentil wrote:

I haven't gone to the Ex in a while, but I do remember looking for the radio personalities at their booths,to watch them in action.

What I love most about this ad from 1968 is how prescient it was. When CHUM bought City TV many many years later, it was known as CHUMCity. And yet here it was a decade before that - and before there even was a City TV.

A very weird coincidence.

http://i63.tinypic.com/xgcpy1.jpg

 
 

 

Thu Aug 2 5:00 pm  #12


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the "Stickler" who once was a frequent contributor here would have picked up that "Princess Gates" mistake in a North York minute