One of the revellers in the first ever Silent Disco Tour in Byron Bay's Main Beach.
One of the revellers in the first ever Silent Disco Tour in Byron Bay's Main Beach. Javier Encalada

Silent Disco Tours bring Lycra back to Byron Bay

THE good thing about living in the Northern Rivers is that almost every time you dash into Byron Bay, you are bound to see something 'special.'

It may be a particularly good busker, a bunch of attractive Scandinavian backpackers wearing close to nothing or a Hollywood celebrity walking barefoot along Jonson Street, but nobody was prepared for the uncanny spectacle that unfolded last night at Main Beach.

While waiting for our fish and chips, a bunch of people in leotards, Lycra and other 1980s ungodly fibres started dancing across the road, in the direction of Main Beach, and (gasp!) they were dancing to no music (double gasp!).

 

Since there was no music to be heard by those out of the group, it was left to everyone else to wonder whether the group would be dancing to The Bee Gees' Saturday Night Fever, to Cindy Lauper's Girls Just Wanna Have fun, or to that online trolling sensation Never Gonna Give You Up by... what was his name again? Oh yeah, Jason Donovan.

(Just kidding. The singer of 1987's hit song Never Gonna Give You Up was Rick Astley).

Anyway, the source of such vision in electric blue and fuchsia was the very first Byron Bay version of Silent Disco Tours.

One provider of such services in Sydney has expanded its reach to our shores, with the very first tour happening yesterday.

Click here for more info on the services and go buy a new purple leotard for the occasion.



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