#TBEX Party at Guinness Storehouse & Silent Disco in Dublin
Today we’re going to discuss the most amusing evening that transpired last night here in Dublin, Ireland. It’s the European Travel Blog Exchange which is an event that attracts travel writers and content producers from all over the world. It’s always a solid time to catch up with old friends, make new ones and hang out with like-minded individuals who get what you’re doing because they’re doing the same thing. In the few years I’ve been in the industry I can’t believe how far its come and guess what? This is only the beginning…
The opening party was at the Guinness Storehouse aka “The Home of Guinness” which if you click the link will give you a better idea of what it’s all about. This building is behemoth and that’s an understatement. When you get near the top of the gazillion floors there is an large social area that was just filled with sociable characters as Guinness flowed into pint glasses like a stream on its way to the sea. If you made it to the top floor there was The Gravity Bar that gave you a near 360 degree view of Dublin, good times; no wait, great times.
Afterwards we headed to Whelan’s on Camden which was a really interesting spot that consisted of several floors. Now, I’ve been to a pub a time or two before but this was different. On the top floor they had a silent disco; ever been to one? It’s basically where there is no music but people have headphones and are rocking out in their own world. It’s good times and I loved it but if you don’t have the headphones on it looks like a bunch of people on cloud nine feeling fine.
It turns out there were two different DJ’s so you could rock out to Rock & Roll or if you’re like me; bounce to house. If you’ve never been to a silent disco before you may not quite grasp what I’m saying but I implore you to go check one out if you’re in an area that offers it. That said, people in Dublin know how to party and the vibe was really friendly and lively considering it was only a Wednesday night… When the music stopped there was still an ample supply of party people and Camden Street was hopping!
I’d continue but the conference is in full swing and I didn’t come to Dublin to hang out online, yes?
P.S: Wasn’t into Guinness before but now I’m a believer.