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Jive in style to usher in new year

- First discotheque to open doors to party-hoppers tomorrow

This December, party into the new year at Disc Man, the city’s first discotheque.

Opening on Sunday, the disco on Exhibition Road will let party lovers have a groovy time with high-voltage music and international-standard décor.

Sanjeev Jha, the general manager (GM) of the disco, said: “I am sure there will be something for everyone at this place. We are here to put Bihar on a par with international facilities as far as the hospitality industry is concerned. This is just the beginning.”

The authorities are making every arrangement for the disco’s happy beginning. Girls need not fear going alone to the disco to let their hair down — Disc Man will have bouncers and men won’t be allowed to enter on their own. The 2,500sqft party zone can accommodate around 100 people at a time.

The manager, Gautam, said: “To stick to our commitment of making the disco a safe place for girls, six to eight professional bouncers will be on duty. Entry would not be allowed to boys coming to the disco without girls.”

Youths are already upbeat about the year-end surprise. “It is good that only couples would be allowed. Disco is the place where most of the couples break up,” said Patna University student Shubham.

Some still cannot believe their luck. Angika Choudhary, a student of Amity College, said: “When I heard about Disc Man, I asked my roommate to pinch me. Now, my boyfriend and I don’t need to waste hours discussing what to do on the weekend.”

GM Sanjeev said on Sunday, the partygoers would be charged a minimum entry fee. The rate from Monday would be fixed depending on the footfall. The rate for Sunday was not disclosed though. It would be open till midnight.

Party-hoppers, however, would have to do without alcohol in the initial days.

Gautam said: “We are waiting for our liquor licence and till then, the bartenders will only serve mocktails.” Although there will be no restrictions on the number of drinks one can have, any man found being offensive with women at the disco would not be allowed inside in the future.