New Jack Swing Era: Oh How I Love Thee

The New Jack Swing era was full of people with high top fades, colorful clothing like Kwame the rapper, and dancing to classic songs like this one…which is from the classic movie New Jack City. I love Guy, which is a legendary New Jack Swing era group with the amazingly talented Teddy Riley. Besides Forrest Gump, this movie use to be my favorite until I saw it for the millionth time….now I just know all of the words & act out the scenes with my sister. It’s still a good movie, I’m just tired of seeing it lol. Anyways, I love the New Jack Swing era & the club scene seemed really cool in that era. I can imagine myself with one of those elaborate 80s hairstyles ( fly but not too much going on lol), big bamboo golden earrings, a cute colorful outfit, & just dancing to this song. Like I said, in a previous post, the club scenes in the 20th century just seemed to be more fun & more about dancing.

Soul Train: The Art Of Actually Dancing

Maybe I just have an ”old soul” , but Soul Train is one of my favorite shows to watch. Although I’ve never actually been to a club before, it seems as if the scene is not that centered around actual dancing like it was in the 20th century. Some may say this is ”goofy” or whatever, but I would rather do the ”Kid n Play Dance”, ”running man”, ”robot”, or dance like Rerun from What’s Happening than to just walk around a club observing people & twerking. Of course, I would not want to get too sweaty, but the culture around clubs in the 20th century is more exciting to me than what is the norm now. This is probably why I love throw back parties because deep down inside I feel like a walking retro encyclopedia and I can’t help it. I really can’t.