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Girls nights out: Arrested by the Flirt Police!

Fri 17 Mar 2006 In: Events

On the third Saturday of every month in Auckland, the girls come out to play – and a special kind of police are on hand to help out with the action. We talk to Sarah Lambourne about 'Flirt'. How did you come up with the idea for Flirt? Sarah Lambourne: I took over the existing KATS Night, which was run by Karen and Shirley. They went back to the UK and asked if I wanted to take over. How long have the Flirt evenings been going now? Flirt launched in June 2005 so March will be our 9th night. Where did the name come from? I stumbled across a page in a magazine that was all about flirting and I decided Flirt was the perfect name for my night. What's the format for the evening? The DJ kicks off at 10pm and the ladies flock to the dance floor and dance their butts off. Its lots of fun! To help keep things interesting, every third month is a theme night, where we have shows and drink specials. The next theme night is 20th May and the theme is Latin American Night. There will be a salsa dancing lesson from 9-10pm run by a lesbian dance teacher. Put it in your diary, this will be one fun evening! Was there a special theme for Hero month? Skirt Night – was a huge success. I donated $800 to Gender Quest. GQ is a support group for youth questioning their gender identity. How did you come up with the concept of the Flirt Police, and what do they do? I had heard of a women's night in Australia that had girls dressed up as police. Their job was to interact with the crowd and create some fun. I decided to take it one step further and the give the police the role of playing matchmaker. After having done lots of travelling and also being on the scene for a long time, I know how hard it is walking into a women's night, especiallywhen you don't know anyone. It's also really hard to tell if someone is single or not – so that's where the Flirt Police come in. If you fancy someone and are too shy to approach them, then go and ask one of the friendly police girls to investigate. Their role is to help you discreetly suss the situation out, and if she's single (and keen), help 'hook' you up. Any success stories to report? We have had a couple of successful hook ups. One couple have been going out now for three months! Any plans for a Flirt boys evening? A few boys have asked me about the possibility - but I need to need to know if there is really a demand for a boys Flirt night - if you think there is by all means email me and let me know! WHAT: Flirt – Women's Club Night WHEN: 3rd Saturday of every month WHERE: Bacio – upstairs of Kiss Bar, 309 K'Rd, Auckland. Door opens 10pm, entry $5 (before 11pm) $10 (after 11pm) WEBSITE: - 17th March 2006    


First published: Friday, 17th March 2006 - 12:00pm

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