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Posted by: Dave on October 6, 2006 at 4:55 pm

BabyLovesDiscoBaby Loves Disco has just announced that the parent-and-kid-friendly dance party will expand to Boston, Washington, D.C., Miami, Dallas, Austin, Louisville and Portland, Oregon in 2007. Since its inception in Philadelphia in 2004, the event has been positioning itself as an alternative to Barney and the playground. On weekend afternoons, hip nightclubs across the country are being transformed into toddler-friendly venues. During each event a DJ spins pop/disco/dance songs from the 70s and 80s – it’s music the parents enjoy hearing, plus it’s not too jarring or inappropriate for the kids. The families can choose to dance, play with a variety of toys, unwind in the chill-out room, eat healthy food/drink or even visit the bar.

Last year, the event spread to Manhattan and Brooklyn. This year it’s expanded to Chicago, Denver, Boulder, Minneapolis, Scottsdale, Seattle, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Oakland. Despite living in New York City as this phenomenon was launching, I didn’t hear about it until a couple days ago. Most likely that’s because I’m not a father, I have only a couple friends with kids and my two nephews live in St. Louis and Hot Springs, Arkansas. So I won’t be too hard on myself for being oblivious about this craze.

BabyDiscoHowever, I must thank Matt Himes (long-time writer for MTV, MTV2 and MTV’s Overdrive and aspiring video director) for forwarding me the video he just made for Faith Kleppinger’s song “No Galore.” The footage is entirely from a visit to Baby Loves Disco in Manhattan with his friends and their youngster. Click here to see the video.

(Note: For the record, the songs playing at the disco while the camera was rolling were Michael Jackson “Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’,” Dee-Lite “Groove Is In the Heart,” Cameo “Word Up,” Michael Jackson “Billie Jean,” The Whispers “Rock Steady,” DeBarge “Rhythm of the Night,” Lionel Richie “All Night Long,” and Prince “Kiss.”)

For more of Faith Kleppinger’s music, you can visit her MySpace page.

I’ve never been to Baby Loves Disco myself, but it looks like a great idea. For more on the events, visit their website.



2 Responses to “Baby Loves Disco Continues To Expand”

  1. Matt Says:

    How soon before these guys show up at the disco, drinking juice boxes without the straw, throwing raisins around and generally causing a ruckus? Hope they have good security…

    http://www.lilgnr.net/

  2. Dave Says:

    It’s good to see that parents are raising their kids on the classics – Guns ‘n’ Roses and Motley Crue. I was introduced to the Crue at the tender age of 7…changed my life for the better, I think.

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