12019-03-12T23:56:19+00:00Stanford University Pressaf84c3e11fe030c51c61bbd190fa82a3a1a1282414gallerypublished2019-08-29T19:46:20+00:00Production Editor7a3dce28be212b1ba5b4a7a50f3d6a8d76b58c74On April 14, 1979, the Cleveland Call and Post ran several advertisements for disco concerts, clubs, and parties. The Village People and Gloria Gaynor were set to appear at “Super Disco I” at the Coliseum, which featured “Northeast Ohio’s largest dance floor” and a “giant distortion free sound system.” Hot City U.S.A. (2140 Payne Ave.) featured “The Family Jam” presented by Black American Disco. The party was Sunday afternoons from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Call and Post readers were encouraged to “Bring the Whole Darn Family (Parents free, all children only $1.00).”
My favorite of these advertisements is the Happy Apple club, which billed itself as “‘The place to be’ for Disco Dancing & People Watching.” The Happy Apple club had events for almost every demographic:
Tuesday: “European” Night…all-ethnic disco dance music...Polish, Slovenian, Croatian, etc.
Wednesday: Ladies Are “Queens” Night...No admission charge for all ladies...The ladies take charge...all men must dance with any lady that asks them to dance. Men will not be allowed to ask any lady to dance.
Thursday: Salsa!!! Soul!!! All-Latin disco music, style show, dance contest
Saturday: Senior citizens slow disco from 4pm till 8pm