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After three years of lock-out laws, a young Sydney woman who enjoys taking part in purposefully selected sequences of human movement, with aesthetic and symbolic value, says she’s found a way to feel alive again.s

Kelly Richards (19) has lived in the harbourside property mecca of Sydney, New South Wales since she was a kid – but hadn’t ever had the chance to dance to music until she discovered the city’s underground ‘daylife’ scene.

“It was amazing. It felt like I was in a movie. Except in the movie people dance in nightclubs at night time” she says.

“In Sydney, it’s all about the day time. They just find a pub willing to make a heap of money and fill up their car park with young people”

The rise of car park parties and day clubs has been particular evident in Sydney over the last 18 months, as young people who need to live in Sydney for work realise their is a hole in their lives that Netflix trips to Melbourne just can’t fill.

“It’s so fun. I even met a guy who likes dancing.” says Kelly

“We met while we were dancing. Now he’s my boyfriend”

As governments and councils work towards limiting the amount of sound and liveliness in the supposed international city in a hope to maintain the sterility required to not disturb an ever fragile housing bubble, Premier Gladys Berejiklian says she’s glad the young people have found ways to have fun without disturbing people that are prioritised much higher than them.

“It seems like our club promoters have found a middle ground so that elderly property investers can keep watching their BBC small town murder mysteries undisturbed, and young people can take part in offline human interaction” she says.

“I just hope there’s not too much streetwear. That’s a bad look for our city streets”




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