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Ready for Saturday night fever?
- Dayal International plans litmus test for dance floor

Night birds from Jamshedpur, get your dancing shoes out and put your best foot, err moves, forward this festive season. The better you groove, the more chances the city gets its first discotheque.

Sakchi-based Hotel Dayal International on Wednesday said it would organise a disco night on November 10.

Organisers said, the event, christened Disco Deewane, would be held to test the response of the youngsters towards the concept of a discotheque. The response, if good, would see the hotel setting up a separate dancing floor complete with a DJ as an answer to Jamshedpur’s frequent complaints of a missing metro culture.

Sources said events like Disco Deewane might become frequent if the response to the November 10 programme was good. The event, this time, will be held at Zaffran — the multi-cuisine restaurant of the hospitality hub — that was originally thought of as a discotheque.

“Zaffran was initially conceived as a disco. The settings, dance floor, lights are all there in place at the restaurant. Plans are afoot to convert it into a full-fledged disco after renovating the hotel. We are organising the disco night to see the response of the crowd. This also will kick off a series of events that we have planned for New Year,” said James Bernard, general manager, Dayal International.

He added that they would get DJ Nirav from Calcutta to pep up the night, and make residents groove to his remixes.

A special bar counter, serving cocktails and mocktails, will quench the thirst of the partygoers while they enjoy the music.

The hotel will also offer a choice of Indian, Chinese and Continental cuisine for guest. The entry fee for the event, which would start at 8pm, has been set at Rs 1,500 for couples and Rs 800 for unaccompanied ladies.

Single men will not be allowed.

“We have also planned on a list of yummy starters that the guests can munch on while they move to the music. A license has been obtained for holding the event. We have applied for a permission to put up a bar for that night which should come soon,” said Sony Joseph, vice-president, Dayal International.

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