We all know the 1970’s as the golden era of the disco. By all accounts, the nightlife was much better back then, when people were much less obsessed about social media and frankly – the huge amounts of vanity points it delivers today.
Going out to party at the disco was basically a weekly event, and everyone could attend regardless f their status – politicians, celebrities, you name it. But as time passed, disco’s popularity began to wane and disappeared almost completely in the late ’80s.
Would you look at that atmosphere!
In a way, disco was a kind of rebellion against the popularity of mainstream rock music. You could ‘rock out’ to dance music.
And sincerely, if it wasn’t for disco, many people wouldn’t exist!
The power of dance brought people together!
Groovy musicians and bands like the Bee Gees, Donna Summer and the Village People created the disco scene.
Thanks to AuntyAcid, we’re bringing you a rare collection of photos that blast coolness from the past, and show the wild side of the disco scene back in the ’70s! Enjoy the memories, mom and dad!
1. Big hair was the thing, thanks to films like Grease and Saturday Night Fever
2. Disco was a massive, popular movement
3. Disco was so popular that people even held protests against it in 1979 in Chicago
4. Studio 54 was a popular disco club, hosting stars such as John Travolta and Grace Jones
5. The preferred disco dancing attire was expensive
6. Drugs were a major part of the disco culture
7. Psychedelics and crazy light effects were a staple
8. Disco is still influencing today’s music and culture
9. Disco influences are noticeable with Daft Punk, Bruno Mars, Madonna and more
10. The famous Studio 54 was opened on April 16, 1977
11. The club made millions in its first month!
13. Timothy Leary, rocking out. Cool!
14. Grace Jones was a regular at the disco
15. Andy Warhol and Liza Minnelli were often partying together at Studio 54
16. Fashion designer Diane Von Furstenberg loved Studio 54 too
17. But Studio 54 was also a place where you could watch the Academy Awards
18. Halloween turned the party potential up to 11!
19. Zoot suits (broad trousers) were very popular for dancing
20. Margaret Trudeau, ex-wife of former Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Elliot Trudeau was also a fan
21. Busboys had their own uniforms too
22. Steve Rubell was a co-owner of Studio 54, and he often handpicked guests
23. Not everyone was fan of disco – some, like Aaron Kay, deemed it ‘decadent’
24. But it all ended when the authorities found proof of tax evasion
Owners of Studio 54 Steve Rubell and Ian Schrager were sentenced for tax evasion.
And that called the party to an end. Sigh.