Righteous Drinks and Dance Moves at Purple Ren Events’ 80s Dance Party
Written By: Nicole Hakim Renaissance ClubSport
Photographed By: Josie Gonzalez
Ah, the 80s. It was a time for a new generation of television, movies, music and, of course, questionable fashion choices. Though fashion trends have changed over the years, there is no denying the music, film and TV of the 80s have stood the test of time. It comes as no surprise that fanatics would jump at the chance to feel as though they have stepped back in time with a party that celebrates everything the 80s.
On June 25th, Purple Ren Events paid homage to the era with its 3rd Annual Totally 80s Dance Party hosted at the Renaissance Clubsport in Aliso Viejo—a health club/hotel where members are granted many benefits such as endurance training, sports, pilates, a spa and much more. A friendly staff was ready to direct guests to a check in desk, and it was quick and easy to get a “Purple Ren” stamp. Before heading up to the party, guests had the chance to meet a friendly interviewer and have a photo taken with a Prince impersonator, who had an uncanny likeness to the late performer.
Each of the three bars on deck were serving up specialty drinks, which included the “Kiss, ” “Little Red Ren, ” “Purple Ren, ” and “Raspberry Party.” With every drink purchase, 10 percent of proceeds benefited the Navy Seal Foundation. Guests could also purchase three-for-$5 tacos and receive a ticket that would be redeemed at the buffet for delicious tacos.
The fun and eccentric outfits akin to the era was a highlight of the evening—like off-the-shoulder sweaters, big and poofy hair, fishnets, tutus, arm and leg warmers and bows. There was even a woman who dressed as cartoon Rainbow Brite and a couple dressed as Fred and Daphne from Scooby-Doo. 80s music blasted all night long by an awesome band dubbed “The Reflexx.” The band was spot on as they covered popular 80s hits such as “Don’t you (Forget About Me), ” “West End Girls, ” “Don’t You Want Me, ” and many more. With such an upbeat staff and crowd and 80s hits and costumes galore, it was a #throwback night to remember.
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
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