| Party-goers shake a leg at The Disc Man on its opening day. Picture by Jai Prakash |
Disco fever hit the perfect pitch when the capital’s first discotheque, The Disc Man, opened its doors to partyhoppers on Sunday.
The shy dancers came out, as did the twinkle toes. Anjali, one of the 40 people who turned up at the disco on Sunday, said: “Finally, we have a disco in the city. Now, no one is going to stare when I dance.”
The hypnotic beats and loops added to the rhythm in her steps, while the décor brought smiles on her face.
She was far from being alone on the dance floor — the 7,500-watt sound effects, psychedelic lights, the lip-smacking food and the cool mocktails moved everyone to celebrate the new zone to chill out.
The couples were also happy, more so because the disco would allow entry till 11pm (the disco is open from 11am to midnight).
Akshat, who was enjoying with his fiancée, said: “We do not have to worry about a venue to chill out now, at least till 11pm.”
As The Telegraph had reported on Saturday, everybody (except boys — only girls and couples are allowed) entered the disco at the minimum charge of Rs 500. From Monday, the management has fixed Rs 500 as the entry charge for couples. Single women have more reason to cheer, for they can enter The Disc Man for free.
“After the terrific response from customers on Sunday, we decided to keep the entry charge at Rs 500 a couple,” said Sanjeev Jha, general manager, The Disc Man.
“We spotted more girls than boys on the floor, enjoying the food and the mocktails. So we have decided to compliment girls in our way,” said disco manager Gautam.
Children will also be allowed inside till the discotheque management acquires its liquor licence. Jha said it was expected in another 20 days.
Swikriti, a young professional at a telecom company, was won over by the ambience. “The interior is really cool with the dimmed colourful lights and the high-voltage music. I am enjoying my evening a lot,” she said, while sipping Pineapple Sunrise, one of the many mocktails on The Disc Man’s menu.
“The mocktails are delicious and I love the catchy names,” she added.
Complimenting her sunny mocktail were her dance moves. Swikriti’s boyfriend Vishesh Agarwal said: “She is a big dance freak and is all set to burn the dance floor.”
The management’s charge of Rs 500 on the opening night had triggered his sweat but Vishesh soon found he had no reason to worry. “When I found out they were charging only Rs 500 for entry, I was in a dilemma whether to take Swikriti in. But once I saw the floor surrounded by professional bouncers, I was quite relaxed,” he said.
Gautam said: “We have six bouncers at the disc but after the footfall, we have decided to have 10 bouncers to avoid any untoward incident inside the disc.”