Private school-only event outed as publicity stunt

Photo: File image.
Photo: File image.

A SUBIACO nightclub event advertised exclusively for private school graduates within Perth’s “golden triangle” has been outed as a publicity stunt.

‘GT Fridays @ Club Kahuna’ was due to launch tonight as an invite-only weekly event for private school alumni with exceptions “only if you’re extremely classy and not a complete dero”.

However, after an article criticising the event on website Pilerats went viral yesterday with 600 likes and more than 200 comments, the list of acceptable schools on GT Fridays’ Facebook page was deleted.

Event organiser Tyson Vacher attended Lake Joondalup Baptist College.

Club Kahuna co-owner John Masel said people would not be discriminated against entering the club.

“The young guy doing this is a fun character, and this is all tongue-in-cheek,” Mr Masel said.

“By doing this he has got a lot of people excited.”

A 21-year-old public school graduate, who asked not to be named, said Mr Vacher sent her a personal VIP invitation to the event earlier this week.

“He sent me a private message saying I would be ‘approved’ if I sent him my postcode, date of birth and mobile number – obviously I said no,” she said.

On his LinkedIn profile, Mr Vacher included “civil rights and social action, economic empowerment, human rights, poverty alleviation and social services” as causes he cared about.

The 18-year-old said he was currently the national project coordinator, senior portfolio manager, executive director, board chairman and founding partner of seven different companies – each with no web presence beyond his LinkedIn page.

Mr Vacher has been contacted for comment.