#tbt Watch 1980’s Bangor Area Teens Boogie On ‘Bounty Bandstand’
Super cool, bitchin' feathered hair, parachute pants, and bandanas...those were the days!
On this #Throwback Thursday, why don't we jump in the time machine, back to simpler days, when kids would head out to a legendary spot to show off their sweet dance moves.
Where Hollywood Casino 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 '90s, 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. Our friend and co-worker, the late, great, Chuck Foster, was the guy who told me to look up these videos, and boy are they a treat! It was the Bangor version of Studio 54 for teenagers.
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 know 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.