A Note On 80’s Costumes, Dance Clubs & Being the Real Deal

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Get your 80’s costumes and head to NYC for a night to remember. Last Saturday night I had the opportunity meet up with old friends and go to Canal Room, a trendy club in New York City, owned by an old college friend of ours.  Every Saturday night, the bar has a Back to the 80’s theme and we were lucky enough to experience it. When you walk in, there are images of Billy Idol, Cindy Lauper and Boy George on the walls and the music is an eclectic mix of 80s top 40 and dance music.  Two bands played, a phenomenal Guns and Roses tribute band and an 80s cover band called Rubix Kube that is the most versatile and talented act around. They shook the house.

Here is a taste of what you will see if you go. It is hard to believe it’s all the same band:

Since every one of my teenage years was spent in the 80s I could totally relate to the atmosphere. In fact, many people there were dressed in 80s costumes. Between the music and the costumes, the night was one crazy flashback.  My friends Adrienne, Dominick and I were dancing when two women in their very early 20s started dancing with us. One of the women leaned into Adrienne and said, “We love the 80’s. We wish we were growing up back then. It’s so cool that you guys are the real deal.”  They were dancing with us as if we were celebrities. We got a real kick out of that comment and said thank you, all the time hoping that it was an expression of envy and not them saying, “Wow, you’re awfully old to be here. Shouldn’t you be home in bed at this hour?” Well here’s a news flash, real deal kids of the 80s rock the house FOREVER!!

We are planning to go back soon and this time, Miss Real Deal here is going to wear an 80’s costume that will show the twenty-somethings how its done. Unfortunately for me, the 80s were as many pounds ago as they were years ago so I won’t be raiding the attic for old clothes. That’s why I’m so glad that I can get authentic 80’s costumes and accessories from Costume SuperCenter that look, fit and feel like they belong on the Canal Room dance floor.

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