Thursday, June 2, 2016

You're Probably Around My Age If...

...you ever ♫♪ boogie oogie oogied till you just couldn't boogie no more ♪♫

Remember those days? The days of bell bottoms and turntables and mood rings and (highly-flammable) leisure suits and platform shoes and pinball machines and pet rocks and shaggy carpets and, of course, discotheques.

My friends and I snuck into many discotheques and dance clubs starting at the age of 16 with our fake IDs (gasp!) and big hair and mini skirts and blister-inducing high heels. Because we wanted to dance. And dance we did. For hours on end. Thankfully the places we got into were never raided because we would've been rounded up since most of us looked like we were 14. Some of us 12.

If you remember those days, then you're probably around my age. And you might even remember this song that inspired this post.



So did you ever ♫♪ boogie oogie oogie till you just couldn't boogie no more ♪♫?

42 comments:

  1. We boogie oogie oogied at the local arena, with our rented roller skates on as well. -Jenn

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    1. The roller skate days! That was a fun time.

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    2. Shortybear, I ran across it a few days ago and it's not stuck in my head!

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  2. I do remember that song, it brings back fun dancing memories!

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  3. Those were the days! I didn't do much with them though as far as dancing, but did enjoy the music.

    Betty

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    1. The music was a lot of fun, wasn't it? I still listen to it.

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  4. Remember those days? I still live in them! Every night when I cook dinner I put on my Disco music and boogie oogie oogie til I just can't boogie no more! It makes cooking so much less painful.

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    1. Dance music makes everything less painful! You go, girl.

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  5. I remember the bell bottoms, tie dyes, and mini-skirts but I'm ten years older than you! They always said Arkansas is ten years behind the times...may be true. We had no places to drink or dance but we managed to have fun anyway.

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    1. We all had our own way of having fun. I lived in a big city, so those dance clubs were everywhere!

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  6. I am the lone person that is drawing a blank on that particular song. I am older than you so I lived during that era. In fact, I would of been in my mid-twenties. We, too went to disco clubs to dance but I would of been out on a date night with my husband. Probably not nearly as stylish or as cute as you and your friends were.

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    1. In your twenties? I bet you looked great, Cheryl! I'm not sure how popular this song was at the time. But when I ran across it a little while back, it sparked these memories!

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  7. Oh my gosh - I do remember that song! :) Growing up in SD, we didn't have any flashy disco clubs so my dancing was done either at home with friends or the high school dances.

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    1. High school dances were fun, Linda! I went to a few of those, too.

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  8. Now they just sneak in to drink

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    1. Is that what the young'uns are doing these days? Not that we ever drank... :)

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  9. Alas, no, I was a quiet and studious bookworm. No discos for me!

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    1. I wouldn't have thought that, Debra! I was sure you'd be out dancing up a storm :)

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  10. I remember those things. However, I was in bible college during the disco era and they looked down on such things. Kind of wish I'd gone to the community college and danced those nights away.

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  11. yes...but we were dancing at neighbourhood parties...3 kiddies at home with a babysitter...
    Ahhhh...the 80's...
    Enjoy your day Martha!
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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    1. Fun times, Linda! It's nice to look back and remember.

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  12. Well, at age 76 , I think I missed this, but not all of it. My students boogied and some of the boogied all the next day. I did have a leisure suit!

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    1. The leisure suit! They were quite popular at the time. Now we look back and they look a little silly.

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  13. Whatever our age we should all definitely boogie oogie oogie !!!

    All the best Jan

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  14. Oh, I remember the bell bottoms and the mood rings and the platform shows. We didn't have any discos around here, but I boogied away at college. :-)

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  15. Hey Martha,

    Yep, I remember big hair and mini-skirts. These days, I don't have big hair or dress like that. I vividly recall that song you've tormented me, oops, that song that brings back fond memories. Disco music and I'm in Bloggy, um, Boogie Wonderland....

    Take care,

    Gary :)

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    1. I would have loved to have seen you with the big hair and mini skirt, Gary! Perhaps you could have gone dancing with us :)

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  16. thats awesome. thats an ice breaker im sure there are plenty of fake id stories at any party. blogs are parties, rite :)))

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    1. Oh, I've no doubt there are many, MANY fake id stories :)

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  17. Except for the heel-blistering high heels, I DO remember these days so well!!
    This was one of our favs!!
    It reminds me of our visits to the Limelight Disco in Montreal!! Ever go there? I suppose not....It was THE best disco for us country bumpkins from the Maritimes.
    Thanks for the memories, Martha!!

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    1. You are right, Jim...the Limelight was THE best disco around. It was extremely popular in Montreal. I don't remember going there. We might not have gone to that one. There were SOOOOO many back then to choose from. Fun times!

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  18. I was born in 1978, maybe the heyday of disco. I saw what my father and mom wore in photos and they looked groovy, hahaha.
    I do love disco music too. But I cannot dance a jig.

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    1. Groovy...that's the perfect description of how we looked back then. Now it's just weird! LOL...

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  19. i never danced in my youth as it was really bad thing those days but after marriage i used to do it when hubby is gone for office and after house chores and sometime when no mood to read or especially when stress from inlaws was imposed so i found dancing like an exhaust fan which took away all my depression of that times it was great way of exercise too then

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    1. That is great, baili! Dancing is a wonderful way to release stress and frustration!

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  20. I boogie even today. It's the best.

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