In chapter two of The Openeer Papers, the writer explains about throwing a “phonograph party” with his friends. The text written in 1900, just after the phonograph was invented, their experience with the phonograph seems unrelatable to readers of our generation. However, I found that one aspect of their experience seemed to be reminiscent of our day and age. For instance, consider clubbing, where people gather to party and dance to the music played by the DJ. Even though we have access to various devices which enable listening to music alone, the demand for consuming recorded music together with others still exist. How so? The detailed description of the “phonograph party” found in the text indicates that this is due to the human interactions music can create when consumed together. The feeling of amusement to the music and the technology which enables it to be recorded and played, is shared amongst people in the same party. This experience is somewhat comparable to the way we react to the quality and volume of the music speakers and other technology can produce at clubs. This amusement creates a feeling of solidarity amongst those at the party which can not be produced through individual consumption of music. Perhaps this is part of the reason why even after individual listening of music was enabled, we continue to consume music together with others.