Rain didn't dampen our spirits as we found ourselves transported to the Ibizan club scene for an hour during Guru Dudu's Silent Disco Walking Tour, dancing away the weekend blues on the Brighton seafront and resetting ourselves for the week ahead. Under the watchful eye of our host Madame ChaCha, we put on our headphones, sang, danced and let go.
we walked, played and danced
The Guru Dudu tour is chock-full of detail and we walk (and dance) away from a fabulously authentic, fun and enjoyable experience. Overheard feedback from our particular tour included "I really believed I was in Ibiza!", and "That was the most fun I've ever had. It took me right back to the last time I was there." That kind of feedback gives a strong indication that ChaCha cared about the content she created - especially as the night I went on was the first time she had launched the Ibiza dance walk. She needn't have worried about the reactions had, as all had a great time and not one of us wanted it to end.
Another thing that set this experience apart from the rest is that ChaCha and the team not only encouraged you to get moving in a creative way, but she taught us a fun, simple routine that was repeated at times throughout the walk so we got a little practice in before launching it at an unsuspecting audience hoping to have a quiet pub drink. Mixed with fun games such as being your own DJ with your own set, or hiding in interesting little hiding places pulling disco poses, this became a memorable experience I want to relive time and time again. On top of this, some of the hiding places we came across, such as a tunnel that was neatly tucked away on Brighton seafront leading to the Laines, were places we had never till that moment discovered before, which made it all the more interesting.
Guru Dudu's Silent Disco Walking Tours is a tour that will not only make you forget your troubles and learn something new about Brighton, but also evoke memories of a particular genre of music or place, perhaps introduce you to a new genre you have not much experience with and give you a deeper appreciation for dance and music in general. What're you waiting for? Get your boogie shoes on.