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I Was A 70s Go Go Dancer!

Updated on August 17, 2016
70s Disco Go Go dancer
70s Disco Go Go dancer

Time for a change, and what a change it was!

I was 17 years old when I became a Go Go Dancer. I had just started going to nightclubs. 16 if you count the sneaking out with my friends and 'accidently' forgetting what the time was, while rolling in at half three in the morning!

Was I a wild child? I don't like to think so, but yep pretty much! After school I decided to totally change my image. I had been bullied, picked on and my life had been made hell, so when I put that horrible place behind me I went slightly nuts. But in a good way.

At 17 I started dyeing my hair. Its always been dark, but I went blond and stayed blond. Right up to the present day. Its probably gone slightly grey now, but who knows? lol! That blond dye is my friend, and like all friends it stays by my side.

By the time I was 17 I had made friends with a girl called Jenny. My mum took one look at her and said 'Out the door'! She knew her type. So did I but it excited me, I wanted to be like that.

So the change began.

Dance Little Lady Dance!

Go Go Dancer 70s
Go Go Dancer 70s

A walk on the wild side!

I had recently started work, so I used to meet Jenny in the dinner hour, then go back to her place after work. My mum knew, but she was wise enough not to push it. By telling me not to see her, it would have made me stick in my heels and not let go. So she kept quiet.

Jenny was a doer. She did everything, from taking the wrong stuff, to having 'relationships' with lots of guys. She was a year older than me, but it seemed like ten years older.

She told me that she danced for a living. I was so innocent I didn't know what that meant. I kept away from the hard stuff, never took it. And my boyfriends were an innocent play of being grown up at that stage.

One day she said Tom the DJ was looking for dancers to help with his disco. I just presumed she meant dancing with the crowd. Little did I know it meant getting on a small stage and shaking your butt to the loud music. But I thought, Hell why not?

So on that first Friday night, we got on the bus and headed off to the gig in the next town.

Time to Go Go!

Its was a huge nightclub. The mirror ball on the ceiling was beautiful, reflecting the lights onto the crowd, and the music was thumping. Tom had already set up and the crowd was just beginning to get started. Drinking and dancing, flirting and just having a good time.

I noticed that there were two little stages. Each one was on the right and left of the sound system where Tom was playing the records.

We had been told to 'Wear something appropriate'. Jenny had taken one look at my jeans and sweater shook her head and said, 'Oh no'. Grabbed a revealing top and threw it at me. The jeans stayed on. This time.

I was so nervous! I scooted over to the stage and jumped up. The music started playing and I started swaying. Soon the music took over and me and Jenny were going for it!

Soon there was a break in the music and Tom shouted, 'Come on down girls and go get 'em'!

So we swayed through the crowd looking for the best male dancers, grabbing this one, flirting with that one and so on.

Soon we grabbed a few, and the music changed to slow. I felt myself being swept up by a good looking guy and the dance took over.

Then back came the disco music and we were back on that stage.


My Party Piece Go Go Dance Music!

'Dancing is creating a sculpture that is visible only for a moment'. - Erol Ozan

Too conservative? Nah I don't think so!

After the music had stopped, and it was time to go home I jumped off that stage and ran over to Jenny.

'Well?' She said. 'I love it' I replied.

This was the beginning. We went on to do six more nightclubs, and a couple of local town halls.

There was some hilarious moments as you can imagine!

At one time we had to do a local job down the town hall. It was the Young Conservative Political Debate Night Disco! Phew what a mouthful!

I remember thinking, 'Oh this is going to be fun'! Loads of posh toffs trying to dance while clutching their handbags and trying to be above the rest of us!

When we got there it was just that! They were all sat round the tables at the end of the room, staring down their noses at each other.

Tom had already set up so when the music started me and Jenny stood of to one side, to make sure that, Toms words not mine...'They can get relaxed a bit' Before we hit the stage.

Me and Jenny both knew the real reason! We were going to scare the hell out of them when we got up on that stage with our mini skirts, skimpy tops and knee high boots! Ha!


Love this one! Bit early, 1960s but very similar.Only in the 70s it was much wilder!

Oh Those Boots!

Go Go Dancer boots
Go Go Dancer boots

Causing a riot!

Soon they were bopping to the music, hair swirling with bows all tied neatly at the back, and the guys with their tux all dapper and ship shape.

Then we were called up. Tom decided to play our 'Party Piece'! LOL!

Hawkwind Silver Machine! YeeHaw!

The music started to thump and get louder and louder. We started to girate and sway, then as one, we both got on our knees and started hair swirling, and swaying to that music! The music takes ya, boy does it!

My hair was long, so was Jenny's so you can imagine the impact! Low tops getting lower, mini skirts and swirling hair. Boy did we give it some!

Then the music started to fade away and we slowly stood up. To silence.

We looked out at the dance floor. The girls were sitting on their seats by the tables, looking so prigging prim it was beyond belief, and the guys? Well lets just say that if their jaws got any lower the would have been scooping up floor dust!

Then the stampede started!

Tom put the next record on and every, and I mean every single guy dived for the stage to dance with us! It was madness!

Tom was yelling by this time. 'Guys take it easy, you are supposed to be dancing with the other girls'!

it took us ten whole minutes to escape the clutches of the sweaty spotty teenage boys. Let me tell ya, I needed a stiff drink after that! lol!

Tom just pointed at the door and mouthed 'Go, go out now, before it gets nasty'!

We belted for the doors, laughing our heads off!

And when we got outside we just looked at each other and collapsed with more laughter.

What a night!

How To Go Go Modern Style! (Start 1 min 30)

Dance is the hidden language of the soul” - Martha Graham

Onwards and upwards!

We only did a few more after that. Tom decided to throw in his decks so to speak, and me and Jenny had a huge argument.

She decided that I was a 'goody goody' not sleeping around and found another girl who was more 'appropriate'.

So that was the end of that. I missed it, but that was okay. I met up with other friends and became a Punk Rocker......but that's another story!

Get up and Go!

So if you want to have a go at Go Go dancing why not give it a try? You don't have to jump on a stage in the middle of a nightclub, or take your clothes of in public, just give it a try at home, its great fun, and you will lose those lbs in no time.

And the good thing is, you don't have to be a great dancer behind closed doors, just swing your arms, shake your tush and go for it!

Here's the video, now get dancing!


You Go Go Girl!

© 2014 Nell Rose

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      Nell Rose 21 months ago from England

      Thanks so much Chitrangada!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 21 months ago from New Delhi, India

      Came back to read your very interesting hub again and happy to share it on HH!

      Thank you!

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      Nell Rose 2 years ago from England

      Hiya Keisha, lol! I am sure they are not, have fun!

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      Nell Rose 2 years ago from England

      HI Gordon, LOL! oh you know nothing.....this was tame! Haha! looking back at some of the things I did you wouldn't believe it.....makes me blush just thinking of it! LOL! have a great weekend Gordon, nell

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      Gordon Hamilton 2 years ago from Wishaw, Lanarkshire, United Kingdom

      This is a great story. I'd love to say I'm surprised and would never in a million years have believed this of you, Nell - but... ;)

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      Keisha Hunter 2 years ago from Paradise and then some

      What an exciting hub! I always say that I would be a wild(er) child, had I been able to dance. These days arent as innocent though.

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      Nell Rose 2 years ago from England

      Hi mary, lol! same here for me these days mary! that was a long time ago, and pretty tame looking back, thanks for reading, nell

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      Nell Rose 2 years ago from England

      Thanks so much sujaya!

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      Mary Hyatt 2 years ago from Florida

      I admire gals who do this type of dance, but I am much too conservative. I like to dance around the house when I'm cleaning, but I'd be embarrassed if anyone ever saw me!

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      sujaya venkatesh 2 years ago

      dance your way to glory

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      Nell Rose 2 years ago from England

      Hi poetry lol! yes it could well be a mating dance! they were fun days! I loved it, an thanks so much for reading, nell

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      poetryman6969 2 years ago

      They tell me there is such a thing as "interpretative dance". Perhaps go-go dance was vigorous interpretation of a mating dance? Or maybe I am thinking of the fembots on that The Spy Who Shagged me serious of flicks:

      Austin Powers.

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      Nell Rose 2 years ago from England

      Hi Ann, I did ballroom dancing once many years ago, I absolutely loved it! nice to dance with a guy who knew what he was doing! lol! thanks so much for reading, and yes Theresa's hub was amazing wasn't it? nell

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      Ann Carr 2 years ago from SW England

      I love this! Takes your breath away just like the dancing! I loved 'Silver Machine' too, such energy.

      I also loved/love dancing. It's something in the soul, I think, that never goes away. It lifts my mood and is such good exercise too - can't lose!

      I went on a cruise with a friend a year or so ago and they had ballroom dancing lessons; that was amazing too. How lovely it is to feel graceful on the dance floor (not sure if I really was, though).

      I'd recommend dancing to anyone; instant pick-you-up, fun, exercise, you name it.

      Great hub, Nell. Don't know how I missed it but got it through Theresa's latest hub - she's done a great job of linking us all!

      Ann

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      Nell Rose 2 years ago from England

      Hi Thelma, lol! it was definitely fun back then! the things we did as teens! thanks so much for reading, nell

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      Thelma Alberts 2 years ago from Germany

      Wow! That was amazing! I never thought that it´s real. It must have been fun. I love dancing but I was too shy in the 70´s. Thanks for the fun read. I enjoyed it.

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      Nell Rose 2 years ago from England

      Hi Glimmer, lol! yes it was great fun, as far as I can remember that far back! lol! you have fun dancing! I always do that too, hate cleaning so I dance and sing while I do it! have a great day, nell

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 2 years ago

      Woo Hoo Nell - I bet that was fun and what a fun hub to read to. Now I'm going to put some music on and dance around the house while I'm cleaning it! Thanks for a great read!

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      Nell Rose 2 years ago from England

      Hi Besarien, I can't remember to be honest! i think we got paid, not sure. yep the punk thing is coming! lol! thanks so much for reading, nell

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      Besarien 2 years ago

      Brava! No one is ever going to accuse you of being boring! Did they pay you or was it a bar tab or something? Either way it sounds like a lot of fun. Please do follow this up with a hub about your days as a punk. Great hub, Nell Rose! I loved every minute!

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      Nell Rose 2 years ago from England

      LOL! thanks cam, well you never know! thanks for the laugh!

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      Chris Mills 2 years ago from Maple City, Michigan

      I may have been one of those Young Conservative Political Debate Night Disco dudes....and maybe not. Hilarious hub, Nell. Love it.

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      Nell Rose 2 years ago from England

      Hi Audrey, it was great then wasn't it? lol! thanks so much, nell

      Hi Frank, LOL! aw bless you remembered me....lol! no, not sure of the record, I will look it up, thanks for making me laugh!

      Hi anglnwu, lol! yep working on it! thanks so much!

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      anglnwu 2 years ago

      Well Nell, who knew? What an interesting past. So much fun. And now, let's hear the rock punk story.

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      Frank Atanacio 2 years ago from Shelton

      oh I remember you.. I tried giving you four quarters and you would only take dollar bills...:) kidding.. remember that Frank Sinatra song.. Live until you die..:)

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      Audrey Howitt 2 years ago from California

      This was fun! I bet you had a great time!! (I did too in the 70's!)

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      Nell Rose 2 years ago from England

      Thanks Martie, it was a long time ago now! lol! and only for a little while but it was fun! great to see you, nell

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      Martie Coetser 2 years ago from South Africa

      Being a go-go dancer was one of my dreams, but I never got the opportunity to fulfill it. I can see you clearly on the stage, Nell.... :)

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      Nell Rose 2 years ago from England

      Thanks Peg, lol! yes it was fun thanks, long time ago now, ah memories!

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      Peg Cole 2 years ago from Dallas, Texas

      You've had an amazing life there, Nell. What a great story. Wasn't it great to sew the wild oats? I'm glad you didn't let it get out of control but it sounds like you had loads of fun while you were young.

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      Nell Rose 2 years ago from England

      Hi Deb, it was certainly great fun back then, wish I could still do it! lol! thanks so much, nell

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      Deb Hirt 2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Great work, Nell. You had an interesting ice on the edge,but it sure sounds like you have a good time. At least you can remember it, and turned out with no regrets. Life is for living.

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      Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

      Hi Nadine, lol! yes my mum used to say goody two shoes too! your life sounds lovely though, so I think you didn't really miss out, it was fun back then, but then I got married and, well, long story! wish I could do it again! thanks so much for reading, nell

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      Nadine May 3 years ago from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

      Wow you did live a wild live Nell. Compared to you I was a goody- two- shoes . Ever heard of that expression? I met my first husband at 17, got married at 19 and had two children directly after. Never any time to go dancing. My first husband of 33 years did not dance at all. After reading your post my comment would be, be glad you did all these fun things.

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      Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

      Hi Jo, have you published it? I will come over and take a look, and good for you for dancing round that house! lol!

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      Joanna Chandler 3 years ago from On planet Earth

      LOL i see so you still got moves well that's good :) I did went and spill part of my heart out in a poem i have a few more to write, but part of me is angry and when am angry venom comes out lol.

      Well i don't go to dance, cinema etc so i dance in my house when the craziness takes me over, which is mostly around full moon time i do a lot of crazy stuff even if i have no audience. Sometimes i tape for my friends when they come over to listen ha ha ha .

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      Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

      lol! I always love your positive attitude Jo, and you make me smile! yes that little blond thing dancing was a long time ago, then again this blond one was dancing saturday night too! nothing changes! haha!

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      Joanna Chandler 3 years ago from On planet Earth

      Yes I am sure she will be to know her sweet little blondie niece was gyrating her little booty all over the dance floor. I'll tell you she won't be pleased. Ha ha ha. I am going through a little stuff so that is why i do not have the zeal to read lately but i will be back soon as Karma has got my back and no evil doer will go unpunished. LOL.

      You know what i think I am going to write a poem right now about that .....!!

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      Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

      Hi pstraubie, yes it was great fun back then, wish I could still do it now! lol! thanks so much as always, nell

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      Patricia Scott 3 years ago from sunny Florida

      What fun that must have been. I danced to some of the 'go go' music but never was an on stage performers. How brave you were. I know that retelling it must be a wonderful walk down memory lane.

      Angels are on the way to you at this moment ps

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      Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

      lol! Hi Jo! yes tell my aunt Elsie she will be shocked! glad to see that you are better, and great to hear from you! take care, nell

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      Joanna Chandler 3 years ago from On planet Earth

      Hi Nell I am sitting at my work desk and from the top to the bottom of your hub all keeps playing in my head. Is your really crazy lol. Every time i read a hub from you i confirm it, but it's okay buddy it's okay aite!!

      Go go dancer ? eyes open wide what's next on the menu for us NELL ? lol hmmmm . I will tell your mama and aunt Elsie what you had been doing all those nights.

      BTW i hope you are okay i am , i did email you back but only realize that it did not go after, sorry about that. I haven't been feeling Hubpagish these past few weeks. Good a lot going on in my globe "head" it's spinning with thoughts but it's not taking 365 days .

      Have a swell day soon I'll be back in full swing.

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      Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

      Hi kim, oh those were the days! lol! thanks so much for reading, nell

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      இڿڰۣ-- кιмвєяℓєу 3 years ago from Niagara Region, Canada

      I love to see that your full of spunk, Nell! What a fabulous adventure. It's a great feeling to let loose and enjoy yourself, isn't it? It's wonderful you shared this with us. Thanks and best wishes. Kim

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      Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

      Hi Eddy, great to see you back! you have been sitting on that beach haven't you! lol! thanks for reading, nell

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      Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

      What a great hub Nell;it brought back so many wonderful memories. While I was never a hot pants girl I used to live in my jeans and fringed leather jacket and loved dancing the night away at the local dscos in the village or Memorial Halls much to my children's laughter.

      "Fancy having discos in a hall!!"

      Great times and I share this hub onto my FB page A brand new dawn.

      Lots of love from Wales Nell.

      Great to be back by the way .

      Eddy.

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      Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

      lol! thanks teaches, it was pure luck that I fell into the dancing, most of the time it was just disco dancing with the girls, thanks nell

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      Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

      Hi Jodah, thanks so much for reading, glad you liked it, nell

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      Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

      Sounds fascinating Alastar, yes I do have Netflix, I will take a look, thanks again, nell

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      Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

      I was only young beth, honest! LOL! loved disco back then but ever since my punk days I have been heavy metal mad, so I am saved, allelujah! hee hee!

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      Dianna Mendez 3 years ago

      I remember how popular gogo boots were when I was in high school. You brought good memories of those days. You certainly have led an exciting life, but then I expect nothing less from you, Nell.

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      John Hansen 3 years ago from Queensland Australia

      You have had such a fun and interesting life Nell...great memories. I must admit I used to like going to clubs and watch the go go girls...this hub was a fun read. Voted up.

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      Alastar Packer 3 years ago from North Carolina

      Concerning what you posted on the Backstock's hub, and if you have Netflix, Nell, check-out Hillbilly Blood. Those people still do it like their ancestors did for the most part. Place called Cold Mountain, NC, not 50 or 60 west of me as the crow flies.

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      Beth Perry 3 years ago from Tennesee

      Nell, I don't normally approve of anyone listening to Punk music, but if it saved you from the depths of depravity called Disco, then I suppose you're a little closer to redemption. However, I will still turn on my black bulb, turn on the Led Zep and pray to a poster of Gene Simmons for the salvation of your immortal soul. My poor, misdirected, naïve Nell. Sigh.

      Fun article to read though :)

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      Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

      HI rebekah, I danced on a few tables too, as well as the other type! lol! mind you that was when I had a few drinks! fell off once, but we won't go there! Haha! thanks for telling me about the link, I will check it out, nell

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      Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

      Hi Genee, lol! great minds think alike! it was pretty innocent really, and when you are young its just dancing, but good for you for wearing those hot pants!

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      Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

      thanks for reading pras, great to see you!

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      rebekahELLE 3 years ago from Tampa Bay

      Oh, Nell, what a fun hub! Love the story and the videos. I remember times when I really felt like dancing on tables, but never had the nerve to do it. But I had a good time and saw lots of bands in my younger days. I still dance a lot at home just for fun. I've tried to dance like Jenia, but it's harder than it looks!! Thanks for sharing such a great time from your past. Dance on! (the last video is disabled here on HP)

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      Joanna McKenna 3 years ago from Central Oklahoma

      Nell, somehow I'm NOT surprised to learn you were a "wild child", albeit (thankfully) of the "goody goody" variety! My first real foray into cocktail waitressing was in the mid 70s, shortly before pubs in my backwater hometown replaced go-go dancers with live bands. At the time, I had waist-length hair, legs that went on "forever", and my parents nearly disowned me because my work attire was hot pants and knee-high boots. And although I was constantly urged to take to the stage, sashaying between tables with a full tray of drinks was the closest I EVER wanted to get to shaking my booty in public, so bravo to you that you had the nerve to go "all the way" so to speak!

      Funny, though, that you did this hub right when I thought I'd have to explain go-go dancing in a new hub about a haunted pub! Now I can just link add a link to this hub. Thanks! ;D

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      prasetio30 3 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Wow....I really entertained by reading this hub. Both video and pictures. Good job, Nell. Thanks for writing and sharing with us. Voted up as always (beautiful, useful, awesome, interesting)

      Prasetio

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      Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

      Thanks Vellur, yes it was a fun night, the other nights were disco, but that particular one was amazing and so funny!

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      Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

      Hi Faith, it seems we all had those fabulous boots! I had my first pair when I was a teen, and even kept them for many years after that! thanks for reading, nell

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      Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

      lol! thanks heidi, you never know, I may just write that book, this is probably the first part, it gets worse!

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      Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

      Hi Linda, LOL! yes I was a bad girl back then! funnily enough in my 30s I went through another bad girl stage! long story! I should write a book, 50 shades of grey have nothing on me! Haha!

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      Nithya Venkat 3 years ago from Dubai

      That was one great night for you and what dancing and music! You rocked the whole thing! Enjoyed the read!

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Hahaha you go girl!!! Or should I say Go Go Girl ... What a hoot ... I loved this and I do remember the Go Go dancer days when I was a pre-teen and I even had a pair of white Go Go boots and we would dance out in our driveway LOL. Nancy Sinatra and her song, "Those boots were made for Walking" ... was our inspiration at the time.

      Thank you for sharing this part of your life, and I do hope you tell your punk rocker days in a hub for all to enjoy too.

      Up and more tweeting and pinning

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      Heidi Thorne 3 years ago from Chicago Area

      Oh my! So what chapter is this going to be in your autobiography? :) Thanks for sharing your fun past with us!

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      Linda Bilyeu 3 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Nell...a Go Go dancer? No way! I never would have imagined! You were quite the rebel. I was the same way with my mother, when she said NO, that only made me want to rebel...she wised up though as did I :) Looking forward to your punk rocker story. You are always full of surprises! :)

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      Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

      Hi GetitScene, lololo! thanks for making me laugh! have a great weekend!

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      Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

      Hi, lol! you very well may have, did you ever come to high wycombe? that was the main place I danced!

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      Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

      HI Chitrangada, yes it was great back then, seems a long time ago now, lol! thanks for reading, nell

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      Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

      Hi Bobbi, thanks so much, it was great at the time! have a wonderful weekend, nell

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      Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

      Hi suzette, lol! it was easy really, I got conned into doing it! haha! thanks

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      Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

      hi greatstuff, yes it was! lol! I sometimes forget about that time of my life, my punk life being so colorful! but before that, yes I was a Go Go Dancer! if only for a little while! lol!

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      Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

      Hi Alicia, yes it certainly was, I often think about how boring I am now and can't seem to fit the two together as the same people or person! lol!

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      Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

      Hiya lily! great to see you! lol! I was young we don't think when we are young! lol!

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      Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

      Hi Elearn, you have to share them! lol! I love reading about peoples pasts it always fascinates me! thanks so much for reading, nell

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      Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

      Hi Deb, I didn't realise Christian religions didn't like dancing? Wow! I learned something new! and lol! I bet you would!

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      Dale Anderson 3 years ago from The High Seas

      Why does this NOT surprise me one little bit?!

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      Philip Cooper 3 years ago from Olney

      Hi Nell

      Great hub....maybe I even saw you dance back then. Voted up and shared.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      What an interesting hub and what wonderful memories!

      Seventies----Hmm! Makes me nostalgic.

      Thanks for sharing your enjoyable experience. Voted up!

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      PurvisBobbi44 3 years ago from Florida

      Hi Nell Rose,

      I knew there was a great story behind that sweet smile. I am happy you had a great learning experience and wonderful memories.

      I enjoyed this one very much. Have a great weekend.

      Bobbi Purvis

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      Suzette Walker 3 years ago from Taos, NM

      This is hilarious, Nell. What a fun and wonderful time in your life. I would never had have the guts to do something like this. Bravo!

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      Mazlan 3 years ago from Malaysia

      Hi Nell. Everybody has a story and most people never tell it. Wow, yours is really special and I loved reading them. The memories and the experiences that you had must have been a blast

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      Linda Crampton 3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Thanks for creating this entertaining and enjoyable hub, Nell. Your life sounds like it was very interesting when you were seventeen!

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      Lillian K. Staats 3 years ago from Wasilla, Alaska

      I wish I had your brass lady! As always, fun and well written. Love yaz, lily

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      Darlene Matthews 3 years ago

      Wow Nell Rose this hub was great to say the least. Thank you for sharing this part of your past. Some peoples biggest regret was not taking the time to enjoy life, I'm happy you did. I had some really good times that I am now tempted to share. VOTED UP 70s Babe!

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      Debra Allen 3 years ago from West By God

      Some religions do not believe in dancing at all. That was for the reference of MsDora. Anyway I think that was cool!! If my mom wasn't so strict I might have done the same thing. I KNOW mys sister would have.

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      Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

      Hi alan, great to see you! that all came later for me, the house, baby and so on, my 70s music was important to me, I am glad I did do those three or four years of dancing going out etc, mind you I still go out today! lol! but not dancing...well sort of!

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      Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

      Hi Alastar, lol! yep it was fun! I wish we did have video back then or cell phones, mind you I am not sure I would show it! haha! so billy idol is going to write all about it? bet I am not in it, lol! but he should mention the fact that he was in high wycombe back then, I will have to buy it! thanks Alastar, and great to see you!

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      Alastar Packer 3 years ago from North Carolina

      "Oh this is going to be fun" is spot on with this one, nell. Would never have thought it of you but you were a bit of a wild child...like me. Too bad there were no video rec or cells back then, I know you'd put it up for our delight! Btw, nell, your old chap Billy Idol has his bio coming:)

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      Alan R Lancaster 3 years ago from Forest Gate, London E7, U K (ex-pat Yorkshire)

      Well I never (shock, horror, attack of the collywobbles)! Still, I suppose it's better than some fellas getting themselves up to look like the Pelvis (most aren't convincing).

      Too busy trying to scrape a living meself. I did have a spell working on the mixing console with a Blues band in a pub on Putney High Street, and taking photographs of a young band for a workmate of mine who saw himself as a promo man. Even went to a sound studio in Wanstead with them, taking pictures of them recording and relaxing after cuts.

      I had a mortgage to pay for after that, a young family and so on.

      Time to be sensible.

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      Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

      lol! maybe one of these days!

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      Shauna L Bowling 3 years ago from Central Florida

      There's an idea! Go for it!

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      Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

      lol! thanks bravewarrior! between me and my mum I think we could write a book!

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      Shauna L Bowling 3 years ago from Central Florida

      Nell, I'm soooo looking forward to hearing more of your life - and your mom's too!

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      Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

      Hi Blond, thanks for reading, lol! yes it was a great time! then I turned into a punk, oh dear!

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      Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

      Hi MsDora, yes I am still laughing, they were good times, didn't you go dancing at all Dora? I am sure you would have been a good dancer, thanks so much for reading, nell

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      Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

      Hi Ruby, lol! oh yes the Bee Gees! how brilliant were they back then? oh bring back disco! thanks as always, nell

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      Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

      Hi Rhonda, it was amazing wasn't it? I think it was the atmosphere of that time, crowds mirror ball on the ceiling, and disco music, so much better than the rubbish today, they have lost the atmosphere!