#TBT Relive The Magic Of ‘Bounty Bandstand’
Remember the days when you could actually go out to a club and dance?
Where Hollywood Slots now stands in Bangor, used to be the home of the iconic nightclub, The Bounty Tavern, which was part of the Holiday Inn, and a place where I was a DJ for a time back in the late 90's, and I spent more than a few evenings there for fun as well.
On WVII Channel 7, they used to run a program called Bounty Bandstand, where local area high school teens would dance to the Top 40 hits of the day. It was hosted by radio personality "Mighty John" of Z-62 fame.
As this pandemic rages on, there is finally some light at the end of this very long tunnel, but we aren’t quite out of the woods yet, so we all still need to be cheered up from time to time. On this #ThrowbackThursday, why not hop in the time machine and head waaaay back to a simpler time, with a look back at the days of feathered hair, parachute pants, and some seriously sweet dance moves.
This episode from 1985 features students from Orono High School and let me tell you, the fashions of the day alone are worth watching this video. Besides, you just may now someone!
Check out the totally bitchin' 80's tunes from John Parr, Teena Marie, ZZ Top, Kiss, The Pointer Sisters, Ratt, Cyndi Lauper, Loverboy and Mick Jagger.
This episode from 1984 features students from Lee Academy. At about the 2 minute mark, there is a guy who looks exactly like Nite Show host, Dan Cashman, although he would have been too young to be there, we did a double take when we saw it!
Watch these are teens get down to songs from Autograph, John Parr, Chaka Khan, Prince, Kiss, Madonna, John Fogerty and Teena Marie