Second time around

PINOCCHIO’S, Hannibal’s and Gobbles were the in-places for Perth clubbers in the 70s and 80s.

Now a local couple wants to reignite the dance fever feeling.

Judy and Con Paioff’s son Alex runs Jack Rabbit Slims, one of the new up-market breed of clubs.

Ms Paioff says her son rolled his eyes in an “embarrassing parents” moment when told she wanted a monthly Boogie Nights at his trendy venue.

• Judy and Con Paioff. Photo by Josh Nicolopoulos

• Judy and Con Paioff. Photo by Josh Nicolopoulos

“He said you can’t do that it’s ridiculous,” Ms Paioff laughs.

But having been to a Hannibal’s’ reunion (now The Library nightclub) and seen what a hit it was with the over-40 set, they talked him around.

“I don’t think he’s embarrassed anymore –  that maybe mum and dad are a bit cool,” Ms Paioff told the Vocie.

Jack Rabbit Slim’s was formerly Black Bettys and Boogie Nights is a chance to relive the heyday with DJs and cover bands playing classics from the 60s to 90s.

If you get your Voice early Friday July 1 kicks off the monthly Boogie Nights at the Aberdeen Street, Northbridge venue.

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