If you’ve had enough family togetherness for one holiday and you’re looking for a reason to get out of the house, boy, do we have a great option for you. Well, if you leave near Buffalo, New York, anyway.
Every Saturday after Thanksgiving, Buffalo is home to the World’s Largest Disco. With 7,000+ people, it doesn’t exactly have the exclusivity of Studio 54, but there are definitely some similar characters. It’s held at the Buffalo Convention Center every year, but sadly, the 2011 event is all sold out. You can get on the waiting list in case people return their tickets, however.
Technically, it was declared the World’s Largest Disco back in 1979. That’s when the crowd of 13,000 was verified by the people at the Guinness Book of World Records. Back then they were getting their groove on to Gloria Gaynor and The Trammps (“Disco Inferno,” in case you were wondering) when those acts were at the height of their popularity. The Trammps came back in 1999 to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the first event.
If you’re a fan of ‘70s television, you’ll definitely want to make the trip to Buffalo sometime. Past guest appearances include Danny Bonaduce, Henry Winkler, Lou Ferrigno, Erik Estrada, Ted Lange and four of the six Brady kids (Barry Williams, Christopher Knight, Mike Lookinland and Susan Olsen). But it’s not just ‘70s superstars who are fans of this lava lamp-studded event: Warren Buffett is one of the Disco’s biggest fans - and supporters. The World’s Biggest Disco lists him as a “sponsor.”
The World’s Biggest Disco is more than just a good time for people nostalgic for the BeeGees, though - it’s also a fundraiser for Camp Good Days and Special Times, a summer camp for kids with cancer.
Have any _flossers ever been? Do tell.
Photo via World’s Biggest Disco