Gran Goes Clubbing Until 3am With Grandkids On 75th Birthday
Let's face it, when you reach your late 20s, the idea of going clubbing is pretty awful. For many, if the choice is between pounding house music and sticky floors, or having a brew and an early night, it's a no-brainer.
Well, one Aussie woman has put us all to shame - even her own grandchildren - after she got up in the DJ booth and danced until the early hours of the morning to celebrate her birthday. Her 75th birthday.
Mary D'Amico - known as Nonna to her family - is from Perth and is no stranger to nightclubs. So when it came to deciding how she was going to mark her milestone, there was only ever going to be one answer.
And as luck would have it, it just so happened that one of her grandsons was celebrating their birthday at a club next door to where two others were DJing.
By the end of the night, the spritely septuagenarian had clubbers queuing up for selfies.
Speaking to LADbible, Mary's grandson Jaymee Franchina said: "It was my Nonna's 75th birthday the night before. She was chatting to all of my cousins' friends and she turned to me and said she wished she could come out with us and continue the party for the night.
"I told her that it was no issue and that we would give her the best night ever. She wanted to go out with us grandchildren because she doesn't like 'partying' with people that are her age as they don't have the energy she has.
"When I walked her past the big line and got her in before all of the (at least) 150 patrons waiting, she felt like a celebrity. The bouncers checked her ID and gave her a private escort up to the main room and she felt young and special. "
And once in, it didn't take long before the birthday girl stole the show and was showing the youngens how it was done.
Jaymee said: "Nonna was in the club dancing to every single genre and getting photos with all young people and I said to my brother, 'Hey Adrian, lets put Nonna up on the DJ table and give her a shout out for her birthday, she will love it'.
"We initially did it as a joke, as we as a family have great banter with each other, but she got on the table and rocked out to some drum and bass with the crowd.
"After pulling her off stage, people were high-ﬁving her and giving her big hugs and getting Snapchat stories and Instagram videos with her in the middle of the danceﬂoor. She partied till 3:30am."
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He added: "It was the best night of her life."
Mary, originally from Athens in Greece, started going clubbing with her grandkids a few years ago and says people her age just can't keep up.
She told LADbible: "I love music and dancing and since they close other venues before 12am for dancing for us old people, there is no where for me to go. When I go dancing at these places I don't want to stop.
"All these other people, especially the men, stop dancing after three minutes because they're about to have a heart attack. I never want to stop.
"Dancing and mixing with the young people rejuvenates and rejoices me. Keep me the bloody nursing home away from me."
And she doesn't have any plans to slow down.
"I felt nothing but excitement, never was I nervous, it makes me want to go out with my grandchildren, Jaymee and Adrian, every night they are djing."
But while for some the idea of seeing their grandparent in a nightclub is second only to seeing their parents at one, Jaymee says Nonna is an inspiration.
"She may be old, but she is young at heart," he told LADbible.
"She has more energy than the eight of us grandkids combined. My Nonna is always supportive and comes to any event that us grandkids have, and she is always the life of the party.
"Her constant 'GO' attitude ever since we were kids is something that I will always inspire to be when I turn her age."
Dam straight. Mary is more hardcore than any of us could possibly hope to be. Never change, Nonna.
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