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Flashing back was a funky time

Taking our Saturday Night Fever characters a little too seriously paid off last weekend at least for one of my friends.Naturally curly hair was a godsend for my girl Susan at Glenwood Adventure Park’s Disco Night. She teased her dark locks into a ‘fro Michael Jackson in the ’70s would have envied (today, not so much).Susan was a Pretty Young Thang with her women’s lib ‘do, tall brown leather boots, silk scarf, and gold hoop earrings.Burn baby, burn.And I’m not just talking about her moves on the dance floor. Bras were made for burning back then, don’t forget.Susan’s hot hairdo and Rhoda-like style won her a family pass to the Caverns. Personally, I went for more of what I was told resembled a “Debbie Does Dallas” look. Think swingin’ single disco diva with really tight dark jeans, feathered hair, and lip gloss. Lots and lots of lip gloss.Those “April Does Glenwood” jokes were real funny, by the way.Hopefully the Labor Day weekend festivities will be as much fun as last Saturday night. With a Midsummer Night’s Dream-themed pajama party in my future, that shouldn’t be too difficult to achieve. Can’t wait for the trampoline pillow fighting.And here’s what else is going on for the holiday weekend:

It’s happening in Glenwood Springs to boot: Summer Meltdown celebration, 5 p.m. daily, all Labor Day weekend, Hotel Colorado’s outdoor courtyard patio, music by Glenn Symmonds. Hawaiian attire suggested. Information: 945-6511This is why I’d kick it up here: I can’t believe the last time I spoke of Glenn Symmonds playing his signature reggae, Caribbean soul and island tunes, he was here for Memorial Day weekend at the Hotel Colorado. I missed out last time, but Glenn’s back to close out the summer, Bob Marley-meets-Jimmy Buffet style. Parrotheads, come together in unity and celebrate the end of Summer 2006 like any barefoot reggae-mon would. And drive responsibly with shoes and seatbelts on por favor.

It’s happening in Snowmass Village to boot: Jazz Aspen Labor Day Festival, outdoor music festival, 6 p.m. today through Monday evening (see schedule page B5), Snowmass Town Park in Snowmass Village. Information: http://www.jazzaspen.orgThis is why I’d kick it up here: I’m going to be honest here, I can’t really afford the tickets. But with wishful thinking, I could quite possible end up in the front row for Kanye West. Then all my meeting-a-mega-rap star dreams will come true. Robert Randolph’s playing the same night, so life couldn’t get better than that. In reality, I’ll probably be groovin’ to a really cool band out of Vail called Flux 5 at the Black Nugget in Carbondale. I owe Dave a big favor for letting a couple friends who will remain nameless for modesty’s sake crash in his Eurovan after Mountain Fair. He’s a pretty cool cat. And so are you Kanye, nudge-nudge, wink-wink.

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