After passing security checks, I entered the giant black establishment of Pawn & Co on Greville Street, Prahran, through the fairylight forest, into a wonderland of gold lame and glitter. Created by through a collaboration of EATmusic, Josh Lefers, James, Austin, Dustin Guilloux-Cooke, Day Spa is a European dance concept that has returned to bless the Sunday daytime dancers of Melbourne.
With two floors to explore, I grabbed a drink from the bar and headed on to the downstairs dance floor with inflatable stars, surrounded by private drinking booths, and a DJ. I was warmly welcomed by new friends, as I claimed my space on the dance floor, and before long I was 'owning it'.
I was missing glitter, so I stepped out to the costume shop and got sorted with vegan biodegradable glitter and a sleep mask, ready to ascend new heights. Upstairs was a bigger dance floor, surrounded by display cabinets of Pawn & Co's famous kitsch collectables, with hard house spinning, a new welcome party, and open circles of new dancing friends.
After dancing hard for two hours, I was sweating, so headed back downstairs into the 'star' room to chill with the air conditioner and grab some water. I could have stepped out the balcony for some daylight, but I wasn't quite ready to leave this wonderland. Surrounded by gold lame clad cowboys and angels, I was in mistress heaven!
Dress up. Get yourself down to Pawn & Co. on Greville Street from 7 am Sundays. Free entry on door if you sign up early on Facebook @PawnAndCo, $25 entry otherwise. Bring your ID, wear costume, get ready for a friendly dance environment, make lots of new friends. Well supervised. Close to Prahran Station and trams on Chapel Street. No need to drive. Some people turned up in stretch limos. There are plenty of food places across the road if you want breakfast, brunch, or dinner. Follow Pawn & Co and Day Spa on Facebook, Instagram and Sound Cloud to keep up with the latest dance parties.