In the summer of 1976, I became a 26 year old,single woman again. I had a 2 year old daughter and a job to support her. That year Dorothy Moore's Misty Blue came out, along with The Manhattan's Kiss and Say Goodbye. But the one that made the most impact, I think, was the Bee Gee's You Should Be Dancing. That big mirrored ball started spinning.
In 1977, Saturday Night Fever hit the movie screens and Disco hit the dance floors.
( I could watch John Travolta dance all day long.)
I worked 8am - 4:30pm, Monday through Friday for a non profit organization. We got paid every other Friday. On "Pay day Fridays" about 20 people would go to the club/bar that had one of these lighted dance floors. I could only go once in awhile and when I did go, I could only stay a couple of hours. I was paying a babysitter. Of course, the rest of them would close the bar. But, there were rare moments when the music would be going and the floor would be covered with dancers like this. I loved it. I could never go enough to learn all the steps, but I did learn enough to blend in and it was great fun. It's where I learned the phrase" If you hoot with the owls, you have to fly with the eagles". I was a Mom. so I didn't get to hoot with the owls very much.
I can only imagine how much polyester was on that dance floor. I know one of the guys I worked with had polyester suits (not the leisure suits either, regular, suits) that he could put through the washer and the dryer. They even looked bad back then.
I don't have a photo of my Disco days, but I do have one of Terry's. He's permed, wearing his open collar, that moustache and his zodiac sign necklace. No, I didn't know him then, but I'm sure I would have been dancing with that guy. The funny thing with this picture is that it is about 2 feet by 3 feet and hung in his parents living room for years. Only when his Dad sold that house in the early 2000s, did we get the picture. His brothers and his daughters have never let him live this one down.
Let's Boogie.......Do ya dig it?