Saturday Night (HubNuggets) Disco Forever Fever

ripplemaker gazed contentedly about the clubhouse, smiling happily. Everything was perfect - the checker-board, light-up floor; the chains of rope-lights trimming the booths; the mirror ball suspended over the dance floor - every disco-perfect detail was ready for the team to arrive for her Saturday Night Fever themed party.

"... and what better way to celebrate our latest crop of HubNugget hubs?" she thought. "Everyone is crazy with spring fever and this "fever" party will be just the thing to blow off some steam and get things rolling for a new season of HubNugget hunting."

Just then, the door burst open to admit Jason Menayan, Maddie Ruud, and Simone Smith. "Are we too early?" they chorused.

"Not at all," replied ripplemaker, flipping the switch on the mirror ball. It began to revolve, slowly at first, then more quickly, sending bright-colored shards of light coruscating across the room, like galaxies of tiny stars, weaving and dancing in time to the pulsing music.

Everyone looks so toned...

Much to everyone's delight, Maddie, Jason and Simone had prepared a wonderfully retro dance routine. Dressed in full disco-duds, they performed an energetic 70s-style dance-workout number while lip-synching to Olivia Newton-John's monster disco hit, "Physical."

ripplemaker clapped her hands. "How absolutely perfect," she cried. "What a fabulous lead in to introducing the nominees in the Sports & Recreation category!"

Which one of this week's Sports and Recreation nominees is your favorite?

  • 6% The Merseyside Derby - FA Cup Semi Final
  • 49% Competitive Gymnastics for Young Girls: What to Expect.
  • 9% Festival Work: A Survival Guide
  • 11% Camping at Swallow Falls, Snowdonia.
  • 20% How to choose a kayak
  • 6% Girls Watching Football With Guys
35 people have voted in this poll.

This poll is now closed to voting.

Great troupers, all...

No sooner had the cheering stopped when Patty Inglish MS, and ladyjane1 stepped up. "We have a real treat for you," said Patty. "We've been rehearsing all week with our special guest stars, B.T.Evilpants and ProCW, former HubNuggets team members, to bring you our version of ABBA's hit from the 1970's "Super Trouper."

"We even found these great ABBA look-alike disco-duds - don't we look just like them?" asked ladyjane1.

"I can't think of a better way to pay tribute to all the stellar artist and writer "super troupers" on HubPages - especially the nominees in the Arts & Design category," ripplemaker replied.

Just ducky!

Enelle Lamb and RedElf were already waiting in the wings, and, as the applause for the last number died down, they quickly pushed KoffeeKlatch Gals into the middle of the floor. All three were wearing cool, 70s-style white suits with platform shoes.

"But why are you wearing those cute birdie beaks?" asked ripplemaker.

Striking "John Travolta" poses, all three replied, "In honor of the nominees in our next category, Pets & Animals, we proudly bring you.... "Disco Duck!"

Which one of this week's Pets and Animals nominees is your favorite?

  • 54% Creatures at my Door
  • 5% Our Cheeky House Rabbit
  • 5% Barney: The Un-trainable Doggie
  • 14% From the Show Ring to the Cattle Pen.
  • 14% The Bird Called Raven
  • 8% Should You Get a Dog?
63 people have voted in this poll.

This poll is now closed to voting.

Once everyone had read and voted in all the categories, the party really began to rock out. Disco fever swept the HubNuggets team into retro heaven, where they happily danced the rest of the night away.

The team will be back on the job next week, busy searching out top examples of new-to-HubPages writers' work to nominate in that week's featured categories.

In the meantime though... disco lives!

Team 'HubNuggets'

SimoneSmith, KoffeeKlatch Gals, Patty Inglish MS, Maddie Ruud, Jason Menayan, ripplemaker, RedElf, ladyjane1, Enelle Lamb
SimoneSmith, KoffeeKlatch Gals, Patty Inglish MS, Maddie Ruud, Jason Menayan, ripplemaker, RedElf, ladyjane1, Enelle Lamb

What's a HubNugget?

The HubNuggets program was a way for hubbers to support and celebrate new-to-us writers through the weekly HubNuggets contest:

  • About the HubNuggets Program
    Each week 18 great Hubs written by new Hubbers were nominated in the HubNuggets contest. We invite the HubPages community to vote for their favorites, and the winners were featured in our newsletter.
  • Visit this Learning Center guide to learn more.
  • HubPages continues to welcome, encourage, and celebrate new writers

Star Border and "Thanks for Voting" by Elle Fredine: adapted from "Falling_Stars" at adastra-poetry.blogspot.ca/

Saturday Night Fever title by Elle Fredine; adapted from Paramount Pictures poster at en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saturday_Night_Fever

© 2012 RedElf

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Patty Inglish, MS profile image

Patty Inglish, MS 4 years ago from North America

By coincidence, I was just looking at 1970s fashion. Rated Up and more and shared it with a bunch of people.

Congratulations to Nominees! - Ask your friends and colleagues to vote for your work on this Hub. Good luck to all of you!


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RedElf 4 years ago from Canada Author

Ahhh, great minds... Thanks so much for the rate-up and share, Patty. Good luck to all the nominees!


Cardisa profile image

Cardisa 4 years ago from Jamaica

I am always amazed at how you guys always entwine the nominees into some very interesting stories. I am a sucker for 70s music, especially ABBA so I rushed over when I say that Saturday Night Fever was in full swing!


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billybuc 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

Wonderful; now I have some new Hubbers to read. Thank you for this synopsis and I will now get busy on my homework.


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Simone Smith 4 years ago from San Francisco

Hehee, why have we not done this before!?!?! Voting for HubNuggets with a party ROCKS! Great nominees this week. I look forward to seeing who wins!


Genna East profile image

Genna East 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

Congratulations to the nominees. It was a pleasure to reading through the noms and voting. Thank you, Red, for this special hub. Very cool!


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Maddie Ruud 4 years ago from Oakland, CA

Little-known fact: I once posed as the model for a silhouette of John Travolta doing that signature move. I think I was about 10 at the time. I guess I've just got disco in my bones.


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Enelle Lamb 4 years ago from Canada's 'California'

You know, I think I still have those 6" cork platforms around here someplace....

Great hub :) voted, shared, rated up and danced the night away!


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 4 years ago from Sunny Florida

Love the disco party - I can still remember when...sort of. Great idea. Voted up and across the board.

Congratulation to all of the wonderful nominees this week. Good luck.


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RedElf 4 years ago from Canada Author

Thanks, cardisa - it's my favorite part of the job - and ABBA is still one of my favorite groups!

billybuc, so glad we could add to your reading list :D Nice to see you.


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ladyjane1 4 years ago from Texas

I had to share this it takes me back to my retro days...loved the hair the music the fashion, loved this hub. Rated up and shared, oh yea and I voted. Great job. Cheers.


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LABrashear 4 years ago from My Perfect Place, USA

Love the theme! Good luck everyone!


RedElf profile image

RedElf 4 years ago from Canada Author

Thank you to you, Genna. Always lovely when you stop by to support our newer writers!

Maddie, that's too cool - you and Travolta (sort of...) I find now it's not so much the disco in my bones, as the touch of arthritis in my knees :D Ah, well - dance on!

Enelle, I remember those platform shoes, but I thought they were only 4" - guess the memory is going, along with the knees :D:D

ladyjane1, I must say I thought they were more fun than the eighties - I was never a fan of "big hair" AND big shoulders...

LABrashear, so glad you like the theme - good luck to all the nominees!


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urmilashukla23 4 years ago from Rancho Cucamonga,CA, USA

Awesome Theme. Congratulations to all the nominees.


RedElf profile image

RedElf 4 years ago from Canada Author

urmilashukla23, thanks so much! We have a lot of fun with the HubNuggets hubs!


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Pamela99 4 years ago from United States

Great hub. I loved the theme. The chosen hubs were really interesting and I enjoyed reading them. Of course, I have voted.


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ElizaDoole 4 years ago from London

Voted. There's some gems in there.


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ripplemaker 4 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

Saturday disco was a fun way to celebrate the Hubnuggets! The music is in my head...I better go and start reading and voting....hehhehehe


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Suelynn 4 years ago from Manitoba, Canada

Good morning to all you exciting people and all co-nominees! Pamela99, I missed your comment initially, about being included for a HubNuggets nomination! Ripplemaker, thank you for making the message clear! As my Mentor once said, it's not the splash, but the ripple that is important! What a fun page and exciting to be in the running (RedElf, I sympathise completely about the knees...) and the music is a real Blast from the Past! I have voted up and shared. Bravo, everyone and good luck! :)


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krsharp05 4 years ago from 18th and Vine

I'm thrilled to be a part of the nominated group! Good luck to everyone!


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aviannovice 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

A lot of us, I see, was a part of the 70's era. Great nostalgia to rightfully be voted up and awesome. Go, RedElf!


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prettydarkhorse 4 years ago from US

Nice choices and good luck everyone!


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Green Lotus 4 years ago from Atlanta, GA

This theme is hysterical. What it is about Travola, Saturday Night Fever and the 70's that makes me giggle? My silly days no doubt. Congrats to all the nominees!!


RedElf profile image

RedElf 4 years ago from Canada Author

Pamela99, thanks so much for stopping by to support our new writers! always a pleasure to see you!

Eliza Doole, one of the reasons I love being part of this team is finding all these awesome articles!

ripplemaker, lovely you stopped by - disco on!

Suelynn, good luck to you and to all the nominees. You surely are right about the importance of the ripple(maker) :D

krsharp05, aviannovice, good luck to you both, too. Get out there and promote your hubs ! :D:D

prettydarkhorse, how lovely to see you, Maita! So glad you enjoyed the nominees.

Green Lotus, I think the 70s were the "silly days" for a lot of us! Great fun to revisit them!


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RedElf 4 years ago from Canada Author

Congrats to all the nominees and the winners!


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Suelynn 4 years ago from Manitoba, Canada

Thanks so much RedElf! I would like to add my congrats to the other nominees and winners too. :)


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krsharp05 4 years ago from 18th and Vine

Thank you for opportunity to be a part of this! Thank you to everyone who voted for me! YAY!!! There are a lot of great candidates in this group.


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RedElf 4 years ago from Canada Author

Suelynn, you are most certainly welcome It's always so much fun to discover great, new writers here on HubPages.

krsharp, thanks for writing such great articles - having a great bunch of Hubs from which to choose makes our work so enjoyable!


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aviannovice 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

Thanks, RedElf, I finally feel like a writer now.


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RedElf 4 years ago from Canada Author

aviannovice, that is great - happy to help get you going!

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