This is just a fun nostalgia page for those of us who came to Blacksburg VA around 1970 (more or less)and for those that have been around even longer. Click on the photos to enlarge and enjoy.
Sunday, October 2, 2011
Saturday Night Fever
It came boogeying into the American culture sometime in the mid Seventies and didn't let go until MTV finally saved us with the Eighties genre of music.
But as long as it was here, then "After Sundown" was the place to be .... with swinging skirts and open shirts and a glitter ball hanging above the dance floor. "After Sundown" was in the back of the building adjacent to the National Bank, the place that in 1970 was the Kroger building that later became a sort of mini-mall. Today you know it as the Tech Bookstore, across the street from Cabo Fish Taco.
For those of you who never heard of Bill Deal and the Rondells (in the ad above) they were a pretty big deal (pun intended) in the Seventies .... except I sort of remember them being more associated with beach music.