Be Here Now: The Village People @ Alive at 5

Gimme a “Y.”
Gimme an “M.”
Gimme a “C.”
Gimme an “A.”

What’s that spell?


For more than 30 years now, the Village People have been singing the praises of the “Y.M.C.A.” And you can bet that they’ll be singing it once again (or twice, or three times…) at Albany’s Riverfront Park for the Thursday, July 2 edition of the free Alive @ 5 concert series.

And if you just can’t wait til then, I heartily recommend watching “Can’t Stop the Music,” one of the all-time so-bad-it’s-hilarious movies and the Village People’s only feature film. Not only does it star Bruce Jenner, but Blackie Lawless appears (uncredited) as a metal musician at an audition.

  1. Romulus Smyth says

    Hey, what are you trying to put over on us? I was enjoying that picture when I let my mouse hover over it for too long and the caption “BlottoAsVillagePeople28Oct1983” popped up. Is Blotto the Village People as well? I never saw them perform together???

    What’s up nippertown?

  2. Greg says


    Right you are, Mr. Smyth. Sorry for the confusion.

  3. AndyG says

    Hmmm. Looks like the faux Native American (you could call ’em Injuns back then, I think) is having a Clearasil Moment on his chin and nose.

    Probably became a lawyer or something…

    (attempt at humorous post)

  4. Sara says

    Actually, I think those are extra beauty marks. It’s hard to believe, in retrospect, the amount of makeup that was considered fashionable back then, although you can get an idea just by looking at that cover; honestly, they’re giving Queen Elizabeth a run for the money.

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