AFRO*DISCO 3: A DANCERS PARADISE!
It was my first time attending the event known as Afro Disco but it will not be my last. In fact, I’ll never miss another one again. It was everything people said it was and more. AFRO*DISCO is one of those rare moments that have all the elements of a fantastic party. Walking inside Estate on Elston, I immediately knew I was in for a treat. Beautifully decorated by hosts, Louis Lazu and Jose Amaro, I immediately smiled at the care that went into the festive décor. As they say, “Love is in the Details” and Louis and Jose made sure every patron in attendance felt the love. I felt welcomed from the moment I arrived.
The Room was filled with dancing bodies, smiling faces, laughter and incredible music. The vibe was so refreshing. I arrived alone but I was immediately amongst friends. Whether grooving on the dancefloor, enjoying a cocktail at the bar or enjoying the beautiful breeze from the riverfront patio, I felt nothing but positivity from the packed club. DJs, Steve Maxwell, Duane Powell and birthday boys, DJs Vick Lavender and Ron Carroll blessed the tables and gave the audience nothing but their very best. Each set was played with intention, catering to the dancers and they seamlessly transitioned from one set to another. We couldn’t get enough. Shouts and screams of agreement echoed throughout the crowd all night long. I even overheard one dancer in the crowd say,
“I want to stop and rest but the music is so damn good!”
She didn’t lie. It was truly a non-stop celebration. When you thought it couldn’t get any better, we were treated to a special live performance by dance legend, Robin S, who sang her chart topping hit, “Show Me Love” along with a special birthday song for Ron Carroll and Vick Lavender. Afro*Disco 3 was a dancers paradise. Held in a space big enough to move, nonstop music by outstanding sound selectors that kept the groove going all night long and hosts who cared enough about the patrons experience to cover the room in festive details and a crowd dripping in positivity, it was perfect combination for an outstanding night.
Photos courtesy of photographer, Victor Price
Afro*Disco is definitely one of the premier events in Chicago and I cannot wait to experience the next one!
Until Next Time,
See ya on a Dance Floor,