School Disco is possibly London’s trashiest night out, what more can you say about grown adults dressing in school uniforms?
School Disco was set up by two South London friends back in 1999, and became a ‘must do’ in London. Having changed locations quite a few times over the years, it found a home at Hammersmith Palais and that’s where I attended my first ever School Disco. Here are the ‘rules’:
1) If you’re not wearing a school uniform you won’t get in. Although Catholic School Nuns and Lollipop Men (that’s Traffic Patrol for you non Brits) have been spotted. I wouldn’t try your luck coming as a Dinner Lady (once again for the non Brits…that’s a Cafeteria Lady).
2) Drink copious amounts of booze before you go. It’s almost a prerequisite. They should have a breathalyzer test before you go in rather than when you leave.
3) Insanely short skirt + Disgusting amount of cleavage = Head Girl
For me, my first School Disco was my last School Disco. It was a really good time but living across from the Palais, every Saturday night consisted of having to maneuver around passed out drunks and the clientele started to suspiciously look like they were actually wearing their present day school uniforms. Can you say ‘jailbait’.
Missed opportunity: The Hoff actually showed up at School Disco. So close, yet so far.