The Evolution Underwater party, held for 13- to 17-year-olds at Victoria Park Pools on Friday 5 March, was pronounced a complete success by partygoers and organisers alike. The party was held as part of City of Sydney’s Safe City program and saw over 150 people attending the event.

During the night, partygoers were able to dance, swim or sit and chat, and make new friends whilst overlooking the beautifully lit Victoria Park Pools. Some diehard fans even decided to combine these and could be seen dancing in the wading pool most of the night. The venue was superb with the sky lit up and the pools bathed in sound.

DJs Mike Kelly and Dan Murphy played sets that had everyone on the dancefloor, whilst Brett Harrison, Amber G’oui Ti and Edtina Fiesta with the Drag Survivor contestants Kirsten Damned and Christina Dior all volunteered their time to keep everyone entertained.

The Evolution Underwater event provides an alternative to the drug, pub and clubs culture that is especially prevalent at this time of year, one of the organisers Fabian Chessell explained.

After the problems plaguing previous dance parties, the success of this event shows the growing need for this service. These parties are only going to get bigger, as more people out there learn about them and we get more community support, said the night’s producer Chris Rouse.

Velocity’s website provides up-to-date information about their activities at www.velocity.org.au.

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