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.
“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.