The Telegraph takes a pop at the Lib Dem Disco

Disco 2014One of the highlights of the forthcoming conference, the Lib Dem Disco, has been mocked by the Daily Telegraph. Is there a higher accolade?

In an article which includes Paul Walter’s video of the Gay Gordons, played by one DJ Cazzie Sparkle (who finished second to winner Alistair Carmichael), but without crediting him for it, it’s fair to say that the paper is less than impressed:

An attendee of last year’s event told The Telegraph: “The music was mostly cheesy pop. It was like a school disco. YMCA, Macarena, Cha cha slide, B*witched were all on the playlist.”

“Farron started his leadership bid early by playing slightly edgy 80’s songs. The dance floor was mostly filled by Liberal Youth members, while most of the normal members milled by the bar due to a £15 price tag. Somebody paid for my ticket so I watched the sights”

“The Lib Dem presidency battle was on at the time so candidates were trying to show their cool side on the dancefloor, but in reality they looked more like extras on Coronation Street”

What a cheek!

My DJ husband tells me that “new disco” is the cutting edge of cool at the moment. At least that’s his excuse for spending a fortune on a stack of new remixes of disco music and presumably why we have a motorised disco ball in our conservatory. So, maybe our event is more on trend than the Telegraph thinks.

If you are going to Bourmemouth and want to join in the fun, you can buy your tickets here.

* Caron Lindsay is Editor of Liberal Democrat Voice and blogs at Caron's Musings

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2 Comments

  • I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: I’ll come to lib dem disco when Minister of Rock Adrian Sanders gets his rightful place on the DJ podium.

  • John Tilley 27th Aug '15 - 8:04am

    I would quite like to be an extra on Coronation Street.

    Only The Torygraph could regard this as an insult.

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