de Keyserlei 25 (first floor)
The Popcorn is the grooviest bar in town, famous for its 70s atmosphere and disco parties. A nostalgic throwback to the 70s and 80s with retro DJs on the weekends, 70s disco lights and other fun memorabilia of those golden decades.
‘Disco’ is a genre of dance music whose popularity peaked during the middle to late 1970s. It had its roots in clubs that catered to African American, gay, psychedelic and other communities in New York City and Philadelphia during the late 1960s and early 1970s. Disco was a reaction by New York City’s gays as well as black and Latino heterosexuals against both the domination of rock music and the demonetization of dance music by the counterculture during this period. Women embraced disco as well, and the music eventually expanded to several other popular groups of the time. In what is considered a forerunner to disco style clubs, in February 1970, the New York City DJ David Mancuso opened The Loft, a members-only private dance club set in his own home. Most agree that the first disco songs were released in 1973, though some claim Manu Dibango’s 1972 “Soul Makossa” to be the first disco record. The first article about disco was written in September 1973 by Vince Aletti for Rolling Stone Magazine.In 1974 New York City’s WPIX-FM premiered the first disco radio show.
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