On 27th May, the Spring Bank Holiday Saturday, the Court House ballroom became an eighties disco as Unlocking Warwick staged ’80s Tropicana’ to celebrate the decade taste forgot!
Guests got into the swing with some outrageous and colourful costumes, and danced the night away to retro hits played by Warwick’s own “Stevie Classic DJ”. The tickets included a complimentary Tropicana Cocktail, (white rum, pineapple, orange and grenadine) from the bar, and a fish and chip supper.
During the interval there was an eighties quiz with twenty general knowledge questions. Appropriately, the team that called itself ‘Kick up the 80s” carried off the non-existent trophy with an impressive seventeen correct answers.
The guests were reminded of local events from 30 years ago from newspaper articles found in the County Record Office by the volunteers, and there was a specially created selfi-booth which was extremely popular. And there were some notable reunions. Three women who had been schoolgirls together at King’s High decided to have a reunion at 80s Tropicana. They hadn’t seen each other for 35 years, and certainly made up for lost time by partying until the end.
Thanks to Stuart Davies and the team of Unlocking Warwick volunteers and Visitor Information Centre staff who made all the arrangements. It was great to see Warwick people of all ages coming together in the Court House ballroom, as they did when it was first built in the early 18th century. It can be hired for private functions. Call 01926 492212 for details.
Click on the thumbnails to see full-sized pictures of 80s Tropicana!