Kicking off the holiday season right
Inclement weather could not stop the show as people showed up in the hundreds. With weather forecasters calling for “all clear” conditions, Boogie Nights 2 is expected to be an even bigger success than the first one.
“People have really been asking us to host another old school dance party, and we’re giving it to them just in time to get the holiday season started,” says Tony Williams, program director at Star 106.5. “We’ll be ripping the music of the 70s, and 80s, with a touch of the 60s for the people that love that music as well. But disco will definitely be the focus.”
Boogie Nights 2 will be held tonight at Workers House on the Tonique Williams-Darling Highway. The party that jumpstarts the Christmas holiday kicks off at 8 p.m. with music by Dr. Lutz. Randy C and the Supreme Sound Deejays will also be doing a set. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door.
The old school dance party is definitely one of the best parties on the social calendar where lovers of old school music can let their super freak out.
This time around, organizers are doing away with karaoke and instead will introduce a special smokers enclave for those that love a good Cuban cigar. A special section will be set up outside to allow cigar lovers to get their smoke on.
“The first one we were actually surprised at the crowd we got because it rained, and even though it rained hard the first part of the night, the people were coming and weren’t ready to leave at 1:30 a.m. We only left because there was a wedding at the facility the next morning and the folks came to set up,” said Williams. This time around, he says they will definitely be partying until the last guest says when.
“This is a party for people who are out to have a great time, because they love the music, can understand the lyrics, and can dance to it,” he says. “This party fits in perfectly with the format and genre of music that we play at Star 106.5 FM which is why we jumped at the idea of doing Boogie Nights 2. We’re getting the holiday season started off right.”
Bridgett Murray was one of the hundreds of people that bumped, and slid, glided, twisted and shouted at the first Boogie Nights which she said was fabulous. Unfortunately she will have to miss the second edition, because it’s being held on her daughter’s birthday and she already had plans, but she is disappointed.
“I can’t abandon [my daughter], but I was almost tempted. That first Boogie Nights was really good. I loved the fact that the people came dressed the part.”
She danced so much she said she literally was able to wring the sweat out of her clothes. “We even had ring play. The only thing missing was the soul train line. The wine was flowing and it was a happy crowd,” she recalled.
Organizers will further turn the affair out with a number of prizes to be won.
All the folks who love to do the Electric Slide, the Hully Gully, The Bump, the Bus Stop, and who love to take a trip down the Soul Train line where they can do their own thing are in for a treat. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door.
Tickets for Boogie Nights 2 are available at the The Nassau Guardian and Star 106.5 FM up until 5 p.m. today.