Since we have two big ol’ disco parties coming up this weekend, now feels like a good time to talk about and perhaps even worship our mirror ball, just for a moment.
Yes, OK, it’s massive – a metre in diameter, to be exact – but it’s also set to rotate at a very particular speed. This exact speed is a highly-guarded industry secret. Too fast and you’ll feel dizzy, too slow, and it won’t energise you. The rotational speed of our mirror ball is not perfect, but we’re going to nail it this Summer through a combination of science and alchemy.
You’ll notice that we’re saying “mirror” ball and not “disco” ball because, well, that’s what it’s called. That’s because the noble mirror ball pre-dates disco’s emergence in the 1970s, by at least 50 years; early examples of mirror balls are seen in dance spaces as early as 1927.
Next time you’re at Mick’s Garage give our mirror ball a nod, and a little thanks – even if it’s not rotating or illuminated at the time. It’s hanging here, waiting for you, Monday through Friday. Whilst forklift trucks rush and beer barrels roll underneath it, it’s hanging patiently, waiting for the weekend to come so that it can bathe you in it’s reflective glory. We love you, mirror ball.