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School Disco club nights

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School Disco club nights

In 1999 Bobby Sanchez got fired from a trendy London club for playing a Shakin’ Stevens record. That promoter obviously didn’t get it. The music of our school days holds a special resonance. It takes you back to a time of no responsibility, when small rebellions (like smoking in the bogs or wearing a skirt that’s an inch too short) counted for something, and when the chance of a snog during a slow dance was the height of romance. Bobby realised we all needed a place to relive those halcyon days. From a back room in Ormond’s Restaurant when 50 people turned up, to the launch in April 2001 at Hammersmith Palais, when 3000 clubbers decked out in their finest school uniforms descended, his idea has been growing and growing.

The music is staunchly seventies and eighties school disco fodder, but the spin-off compilation albums regularly top the dance charts. You can even buy official School Disco uniform (pigtails, knobbly knees and freckles are your own, however). School Disco has now made the naff English disco an international clubbing phenomenon.

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Having only been in UK for a short while WE LOVE IT, back in the US is sooo English for us...school uniforms, teachers, the music etc....

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Everything about School Disco is classic English School Nostalgia. I have been to the event several times and has the spirit of "youth"
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