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Hey, Swingers!

When you’re just a dance machine, there’s no stopping you. As long as you’ve got the beat and your disco ball, the night never ends! A symbol to signify the 70’s, disco balls, of course, have transcended the decade and are found in skating rinks, concerts, even weddings. But you probably didn’t imagine it was invented until the arrival of disco: January 1, 1970.

Actually the disco ball goes back much longer ago than that.

Before we get into the history of disco balls, give yourself Night Fever! Night Fever! with the cool Mini Disco Ball Light from iScream. You can party like it's 1979 with this travel-sized sphere that projects a color-shifting spectrum of light onto surfaces to bring movement, excitement, and a dance floor! Simply attach the Disco Ball to your USB power supply. Check out the Mini Disco Ball Light by clicking right here.

Just as it is with any invention, it took time for disco balls to really take off in popularity. They finally made it big in the world of nightclubs as a worldwide staple in the 1920s. Even then, however, that wasn’t the beginning of disco balls—that’s just when they became popular. The disco ball actually goes all the way back to 1859.

An invention of two brothers: Charles and Logan McGrath, co-owners of a bar in Basildon, England. They fashioned the disco ball—just one in a great number of experiments they tried to bring interesting lighting effects to their bar to highlight their dancers and bring in more customers. Of course, they weren’t called disco balls back then as disco music had not yet been developed—they were simply referred to as ‘mirror balls’ or ‘glitter balls’.

So when you start dancing to tunes in the light cast by this great Mini Disco Ball Light from iScream, remember that your great-grandparents also partied underneath those shining spheres on the dance floor. Good times! Get your own Mini Disco Ball Light when you click right here and, as always, thanks for reading, Camp Folks!


- John


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