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It’s official. The Eighties revival is just about over. It has almost come to that awkward tipping point where old and laughably uncool has met edgy and ironic, and is rapidly heading toward laughably uncool again. Blame it on Lindsay Lohan and her line of leggings, or the ubiquitous use of the auto-tune vocal effects that the Zapp Band popularized back in the day. Either way you cut it, Lauren “Lolo” Reskin and the Sweat Records crew were way ahead of the curve six years ago, when they began throwing the Annual Eighties Prom. Back then, finding the perfect pair of gold lamé stirrup pants wasn’t as easy as it is now. Today you can head to Urban Outfitters, Goodwill, Miami Twice, or Forever 21 and get your ensemble together in no time. Swing by Walgreens for some sparkly Aqua Net and you’re good to go! This year’s prom will be held at The Vagabond, and the five-dollar prom punch will be as potent as ever.

Outereach will hit the stage at midnight to play a set of Eighties covers, DJs Ray Milian and Carlos Llanos will keep the dance floor hot and sweaty with nonstop yuppie-era hits, and in the garden, VJ Chris Video will entertain the masses with classic music videos, movie clips, and videogames. Commemorate the occasion with Jipsy (a.k.a. Nefarious Girl) and her prom photo booth. Don’t forget the wrist corsage! Doors open at 9 p.m.; there’s a $10 cover charge.
Wed., Nov. 26, 2008


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