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    Power 102.1 throws spooky, silent Halloween Bash

    Chicoween participants gathered in costume at the El Rey for a silent zombie-themed disco on Halloween night. From 8 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., the theater hosted crowds of witches and pop culture icons dressed up in rave gear.

    The event featured sets from DJ Mack Morris, DJ Cootdog and DJ Forester who mixed tracks on different channels that guests could switch between by changing the dial on their headphone sets.

    “It’s just so cool because no matter what kind of music people like, they can find something that they enjoy listening to,” host Eric Tucker said. Tucker is the Power 102.1 Program Director and Afternoon Drive Host. “We have a top 40 DJ, an EDM DJ and a throwback DJ all at the same party.”

    Guests seemed to agree, calling the event “super fun” and “festive.”

    From left to right Ruth Morgan, Makenzie Thomas and Nikki Agins dancing to the throwback station. Photo credit: Emily Neria

    “It’s totally worth it,” attendee Rachelle Hunter said. “My friend and I are metal heads, but we’re still having a blast.”

    Thursday’s event is the most recent in a series of silent disco events put on by Power 102.1 in partnership with Black Noise Headphones.

    “Every couple of months we’ve been doing silent discos and the reception has just been so great so we decided to do one for Halloween,” Tucker said.

    As for the zombie theme, Tucker (in full zombie make up) offered a simple explanation: “Who doesn’t like dressing up like a zombie?”

    Despite this sentiment, costumes of all kinds were welcomed at the event.

    Guests crowd the stage at the Zombie silent disco on Halloween night. Photo credit: Emily Neria

    In fact, guests were invited to participate in three different costume contests. Participants could win a $500 prize for having the scariest costume, sexiest costume and best couple’s costume.

    “That’s our big thing is to be local,” Tucker said. “We like to connect with the community and be out in the community as much as possible.”

    To find out about upcoming silent discos and other events put on by the radio station visit

    Emily Neria can be reached at [email protected]

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    Emily would like everyone to know she’s trying her best... just at too many things. Caught between her many passions - media arts, journalism, creative writing, and paying rent - Emily often wishes she had more time. She hopes that in a few years, she’ll be able to throw herself into a project free of distractions, but in the meantime delivering news to the student body is certainly a priority. Working for The Orion allows Emily to hone her writing skills and explore real-world storytelling. Incidentally, these are two endeavors she hopes to pursue all her life.

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