Bal en Blanc celebrates 20 years with its usual 13 hours of dancing

About 15,000 people — just about all of them dressed in white — turned up at Palais des Congrès for the Bal En Blanc, a 13-hour dance party that's become an Easter Sunday night tradition in Montreal.

It was the 20th edition of the event.

Organizers say over 25 percent of tickets are sold to tourists. This year’s theme was “Alice in Wonderland” and for the first time there were three different DJ rooms.

“Usually we just have the one room but this year we walked around everywhere and every single DJ blew my mind, I just can’t wait until the next Bal en Blanc,” one party-goer told CJAD.

“We danced the whole time, we have a baby at home so this is a once a year event for us, we enjoy it, once a year having fun together,” a couple said.

“Awesome night, hands down would do it again, and we planned it in 24 hours,” a couple friends from Toronto said.

The event was held without any arrests or injuries. No incidents were reported to Montreal police.

Bal en Blanc was launched by Montreal’s gay community but now attracts people of all ages and sexual orientations.

Tickets are sold for $150 for over 30 DJs.

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