Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Go-Go?


Hopefully, you can make out the picture. It's a jukebox. I made cupcakes with a "Go-Go" theme and all I knew about go-go is boots and music blaring from a jukebox.

After wiki-ing "Go Go", this is what Wikipedia has to say : The term Go-Go derives from the phrase "go-go-go" for a high-energy person, and was influenced by the French expression à gogo, meaning "in abundance, galore", which is in turn derived from the ancient French word la gogue for "joy, happiness". Interesting stuff, eh?

But that wasn't all that was said... "Go-Go dancers are dancers who are employed to entertain crowds at a discotheque. Go-go dancing originated in the early 1960s when women in lounges began to get up on tables and dance the twist. There were many 1960s-era miniskirted clubgoers who wore what came to be called go-go boots to night clubs, so night club promoters in the mid 1960s conceived the idea of hiring them to entertain the patrons."



"Go-go dancers began to be hired on a regular basis at the Whisky a Go Go on the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood in July 1965. The Whisky a Go Go was also the first go-go club to have go-go cages suspended from the ceiling (they were there from the very beginning in 1965), and thus the profession of cage dancer was born."

With facts like these, how can anyone not love Wiki?

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