Tuesday, November 01, 2016

zombie halloween


But is it really?  Crawling out of their graves, the dead put on their boogie shoes and got on the dance floor to party like it was 1979!

Local disco cover band Boogie Wonderland brought the stars of the era back to life, keeping the dance floor full all night long.  Zombies, Cheerleaders and Ghostbuster were getting down in the aisles, and out in the playground at Knuckleheads, during a warm night to remember in the east bottoms of KC.

Having caught their act a month or so ago at Depot # 9, and really digging the show, we were determined to get back out there and see if what we had originally experienced was only fluke.  It was not.  They brought all the energy of the last show we saw, and then some.

We could not have asked for a better evening either.  Having been in the 80s F earlier in the day, and with the warmth lingered throughout the night, everyone got a bit more involved with dressing for the occasion.  Indeed, I think everyone was in costume.

The show really should have probably been out in the garage though, instead of on the old indoor stage.  They did setup sound in the adjacent playground stage out back, along with live video of the band performing.   It did help ease the tension on the main dance floor; that is, except for those that wanted to be in with the party.  Others did not seem to care at all, since it gave them more space to dance, in cool air, under a night sky.

The Bee Gees, Chic, Gloria Gaynor, Earth Wind and Fire, the Commodores, Chic, Abba, Peaches & Herb all came back to life, one awesome track after another.  The band sustained their stage presence in spite of the heat and the cramped quarters, and did not miss a beat.  It was more fun than we had been involved with at a Kansas City dance event in a very long time, and we look forward to doing it again!

There are only these few photos. We were having to fun. If you have some, you can add them to the album!  They stay under your control, so you can remove them at any time.  You have to "join" the album first, then go to your photos and add them from there.

These folks have a few gigs around town coming up.  I think they are playing Voodoo Lounge sometime in the next few weeks.  It is every bit worth the experience to catch this act.


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