We had such fun last weekend, watching St Elmo’s Fire and having an 80’s disco afterwards, at this, our first official event as the entity called ‘We Do Good…’ The idea is that the strapline changes according to the event. In this case it was We Do Good 80’s Disco, Film, Badges, and Hair Crimping! The main surprise of the evening was how many of you wanted to come into the ‘Crimping Salon’ to have your hair done. We may have to invest in another set of crimpers! Also, towards the nether regions of the evening, we found a few of you had snuck back in there to re-do your lovely 80’s make up and touch up your crimps. We will definitely bring this back next time, and with improved lighting!
It was both comical and alarming to find out quite how much our reaction to St Elmo’s Fire had changed in the intervening 30 (!) years since first watching it as teenagers. I had no idea that every main male character had such appalling behaviour! I think I was just stunned by the beauty of Rob Lowe (which I still managed to enjoy, despite the lines he had to say and the way he treated his female friends). Big shout out to Sarita, my friend from school who I watched all of the 80’s teen films with first time around: she lives in deepest Kent but she still managed to join in and make it to the party.
Before sharing some photos I just want to say a big thank you to all of you who came. It’s you who made it so much fun. We will be back with more of the same! For now, either keep in touch on this blog or at our new Facebook page: We Do Good Disco. We will shortly be popping up at the Telegraph Hill Festival with a silly event combining our two passions of bingo and disco, which will be called (wait for it) Disco Bingo. You can buy tickets for that here.
You can click on any photo to see it better (if you dare) – let me know if you want any photos to be removed. Thanks to Ruth and Emma for some of the photos.
See you next time!