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(Messy Nessy Chic)   Has covid killed the disco, or is everybody just Staying Alive?   (messynessychic.com) divider line
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2021-02-07 1:51:32 PM  
We're mostly Dancing with the Man in the Mirro, or woman, le cas échéant.
 
2021-02-07 1:56:00 PM  
Staying alive is a required pre-requisite for reaching your cake day...

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2021-02-07 2:54:52 PM  
Is there panic?
 
2021-02-07 3:13:21 PM  
Everyone is def not staying alive, sadly.
 
2021-02-07 5:05:26 PM  
Disco is still a thing?
 
2021-02-07 5:14:56 PM  
Disco was predicted to make a comeback.  Thank Ghod for COVID.
 
2021-02-07 5:51:18 PM  

real_headhoncho: Disco was predicted to make a comeback.  Thank Ghod for COVID.


It's only delaying the inevitable.


If we hit "herd immunity" / have enough effective vaccine for everyone / have cheap treatment or prophylaxis / the virus becomes endemic, I expect a reasonably large contingent of socially-starved extrovert types to be back in what remains of the bars and clubs fairly quickly, and probably dragging their introvert friends along too.

Plus there will be any number of rebellious types seeing the mass gatherings as a f-you to The Man and The System.

I am set to have my first shot on Saturday and my plan was to go out to eat 2 weeks after my second shot, but that's up in the air depending on what happens with the mutations and how effective the vaccines are against them.  I'm well aware of the risks, but even as an introvert/someone with diagnosed anxiety issues, I have just about had it with either making food and cleanup or picking up something in a box or bag that's soggy and lukewarm by the time I get it home.
 
2021-02-07 6:07:09 PM  

kdawg7736: Disco is still a thing?


Disco never went away.  It just mutated.
 
2021-02-07 6:10:25 PM  
As for "disco's comeback," it already happened a few years ago.

Daft Punk Feat Pharrel Williams - Get Lucky (Album Version Video)
Youtube XkeIwhKIi84

And now there are new disco releases every week.
 
2021-02-07 8:12:14 PM  
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2021-02-07 9:37:05 PM  

Glitchwerks: As for "disco's comeback," it already happened a few years ago.

[YouTube video: Daft Punk Feat Pharrel Williams - Get Lucky (Album Version Video)]
And now there are new disco releases every week.


Disco never left, true music aficionados know it is one of the pure american artforms, beautiful in it's simplicity but with depth.

https://youtu.be/aWK_Josc0Og
 
2021-02-07 9:37:46 PM  
Obligatory:

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2021-02-07 10:05:04 PM  
Even some of the greatest bands of all time embraced disco:

Kiss - I Was Made For Lovin' You
Youtube ZhIsAZO5gl0

Greatest. Bands. Of. All. Time.
 
2021-02-07 10:11:08 PM  
Anita Ward - "Ring My Bell" 1979
Youtube vsBak0oCgdY
 
2021-02-07 10:11:37 PM  

WhippingBoi: Even some of the greatest bands of all time embraced disco:

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/ZhIsAZO5​gl0]
Greatest. Bands. Of. All. Time.


you consider KISS among them? eww
 
2021-02-07 10:15:39 PM  
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2021-02-07 10:25:16 PM  
As long as people want their desired sexual partners to grind up on them, dance music isn't going anywhere.
 
2021-02-07 10:27:28 PM  
Ray Stevens - The Dooright Family from "Get Serious"
Youtube zEso026hTOU


NARRATOR:
One afternoon in an all-night sing they were making those rafters ring.
Had that audience clapping on one and three, oh mercy!
Wasn't too long before they hit a groove and then the spirit began to move ol' Therman right over the edge
And he began to preach:

THERMAN:
"Flock, a-ha! I just want to say a few words a-ha! about them dis-co-theques a-ah!
People's in there drinkin', a-ha! people's in there smokin', a-ha!
People's in there dancin', a-ha!
Where they jes' get out thar in a big pile, a-ha! And jes' gyrate like a bunch of wild heatherns, a-ha!
I tell you flock, a-ha! Them dis-co-theques ain't nothin' but a regular Sodom and Gomorrah, a-ha!
Where you goin', Virgil, a-ha?"

VIRGIL:
"I'm goin' to one of them discotheques!"
 
2021-02-07 10:34:51 PM  
While there is nothing, other than liability issues, wrong with a conversation pit, this is not a conversation pit:
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It was made for orgies, if we're honest.
 
2021-02-07 10:35:14 PM  
Disco is not dead! DISCO IS LIFE!
 
2021-02-07 10:43:23 PM  

Mindlock: While there is nothing, other than liability issues, wrong with a conversation pit, this is not a conversation pit:
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It was made for orgies, if we're honest.


I really don't want to know what that long tube thing on the right is.
 
2021-02-07 11:03:16 PM  
If disco is dead then what the hell was The Weeknd doing on stage singing about cocaine and dancing during the Super Bowl Halftime Show?
 
2021-02-07 11:17:34 PM  
MAD Disco - Disco Suicide
Youtube LUfU8yoC2yw
 
2021-02-07 11:24:52 PM  
Covid-19 takes away your sense of taste, so disco is definitely coming back.
 
2021-02-07 11:28:32 PM  
I was feeling deathly ill only yesterday, so I went to the doctor and was quite relieved.

Turns out I only had a case of Saturday Night Fever.
 
2021-02-07 11:29:08 PM  
I must have that couch bed - it looks perfect for all kinds of sleeping and other bed/couch-oriented activities.

It was a cool and colourful time.
 
2021-02-07 11:29:09 PM  
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RIP.
 
2021-02-07 11:42:23 PM  

Porous Horace: I must have that couch bed - it looks perfect for all kinds of sleeping and other bed/couch-oriented activities.

It was a cool and colourful time.


I still have a personal goal of a recessed seating/sleeping/weird stuff area full of odd colored cushions in the middle of my living room.
 
2021-02-08 12:00:36 AM  

null: I expect a reasonably large contingent of socially-starved extrovert types to be back in what remains of the bars and clubs fairly quickly, and probably dragging their introvert friends along too.


I play in two bands and have been working hard to keep things together, albeit at a slow simmer.

This is all going to blow open and when it does there's going to be a glut of places that want to attract as many as possible and many are going to want live music.  I keep telling them to get their shots asap and get their sleep now.
 
2021-02-08 12:11:59 AM  
Welcome to Hell.

DISCO DUCK Rick Dees
Youtube i_WEMCUhF0E
 
2021-02-08 12:24:36 AM  
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2021-02-08 12:56:15 AM  
"Our generation LIVED life. This younger generation documents it", wrote one baby boomer in the comments. "Nobody dresses up anymore either. That or everyone has their heads buried in their phones [...] treating potential friends as forever strangers."

Sure, Jan.

In a few years we'll have AR and phones will be on everyone's head and things will change even more, but socialization never really changes.
 
2021-02-08 1:05:00 AM  

Mindlock: While there is nothing, other than liability issues, wrong with a conversation pit, this is not a conversation pit:
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It was made for orgies, if we're honest.


That's kind of awesome, and it doesn't look too hard to make. I wish I had space for that.

/Ain't nobody got space for that.
 
2021-02-08 1:27:58 AM  

Englebert Slaptyback: [Fark user image image 514x514]


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Disco Lives Forever!
Youtube vtsQI2IeM5U
 
2021-02-08 1:45:06 AM  

Fursecution: Mindlock: While there is nothing, other than liability issues, wrong with a conversation pit, this is not a conversation pit:
[Fark user image 425x454]
It was made for orgies, if we're honest.

That's kind of awesome, and it doesn't look too hard to make. I wish I had space for that.

/Ain't nobody got space for that.


I don't know about it being easy to make. Every time I've tried I've had to settle for just using both hands at the same time.

Oh wait, you're talking about the couch being easy to make. Never mind my earlier comment then.
 
2021-02-08 3:39:36 AM  
There's always a room for Disco
Sophie Ellis-Bextor - Kitchen Disco #16 (Live on Instagram, 5/2/21)
Youtube v9lnQzzXyEg


/Rock too
 
2021-02-08 3:41:31 AM  

The_Sponge: Obligatory:

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Evangelicals...
 
2021-02-08 3:49:52 AM  
Sophie Ellis-Bextor - Crying At The Discotheque (Official Video)
Youtube JdXecuVl7_4
 
2021-02-08 5:06:05 AM  
Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles - Staying Alive
Youtube IRNGVi0gTxk
 
2021-02-08 12:59:40 PM  
Rick Dees - DISCO DUCK (1976) Stereo
Youtube sysgZabVlZw
 
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