Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Boogie Shoes

Does this song title bring back memories? It does for me!!! Last night was a basketball tournament game for our high school. The cheerleader cheered and with it being a tournament game, loud music was pumping at every time out, end of quarter, halftime and warm up. Well, this song came on and I almost jumped on top of the bleachers and started dancing. Mr. Man looked alarmed at my excitement so I contained myself to just swaying my shoulders.

I know that I have mentioned being in my mid 40s which means I was born in the 1960s and came of age in the 1970s. The 70s totally rocked!! And, since I was young in the 70s, we used to go roller skating at the local skating rink, have parties in basements with rooms called rumpus rooms, had middle school dances in the school gym and had slumber parties.

Last night, when I heard this song, it totally sent my ever changing mood back to a time when you could dance like a fool and nobody cared. We wore feathered hair, bell bottom jeans, platform shoes, carted giant tubes of lipgloss and drenched ourselves in Love's Baby Soft perfume and Gee, Your Hair Smells Terrific shampoo.

This song was a great roller skating song and a great song to get all of your pals together and line dance. The Hustle, anyone? Who knew that some of our favorite dance tunes, then, could still transport us, now?

As I get older, I still LOVE to dance! Mr. Man and I host some really amazing parties and midway into said parties, the entire room is always dancing. Our music of choice usually will be collections from the 1970s. I always wonder why but then hearing that song, last night, at the game, made me realize that it's because for our age group, it was a time of non-stop fun, non-stop music and non-stop dancing. It was OUR time!! And we rocked it!!

So, do you remember putting on your boogie shoes? Do your boogie shoes transport you back to the time of disco balls and strobe lights? Pick a song that means the same thing to you and let it transport you!! It is amazing what it feels like to let yourself be 13, again, just for about 3 minutes....

1 comment:

Twinky said...

Omg I used to bathe in Love's Baby Soft! LOL!