It's the '70s all over again at disco party
Why should all the New Year's Eve partying be relegated to one night? Revelers got an early jump on new year festivities at the House of Blues "New Year's Eve-Eve" party Wednesday night. The party had a definite '70s vibe as Le Freak sang a slew of iconic disco-era tunes, including "Bad Girls" and "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough." At one point, the band — all wearing sky-high afro wigs and miles of sparkly Spandex — recruited seven men from the audience to perform special choreography to the classic Village People hit, "YMCA." One enthusiastic audience member called himself "Juan Travolta" and did a mean imitation of the actor's moves in Saturday Night Fever. The cheese factor was so high that my friend said she felt like she had gained five pounds just from watching the band perform. But the music was irresistible. After the concert ended, many in the audience, including a lot of University of Missouri fans in town for the Texas Bowl, continued to trip the light fantastic in the nearby Foundation Room.