Eighties Benefit Has Got the Beat

Were you that guy or gal Holding Back the Years while hoisting 99 Luftballoons at your White Wedding full of Karma Chameleons? Or maybe, instead, you were the Owner of a Lonely Heart because Sister Christian said Girls Just Want to Have Fun and then she started Dancing in the Dark with Mr. Roboto to the heat of St. Elmo’s Fire. Well, it Gives Love a Bad Name, right, all this Dancing on the Ceiling, but even if you do Blame It on the Rain, the sad fact is you miss doing the Wild Thing.

So what’s a Loverboy to do? Turn Back Time, of course.

This Saturday, Oct. 2, you get to do just that at the biggest 80s dance party this side of Reagonomics.

The party’s at Nectar’s and it’s a fundraiser for the Martha’s Vineyard Public Charter School. A mere $25 entry fee gets you 80s dance music by deejay Jason Araujo, Flatbread pizza and salads, plus the chance to bid on items as diverse as Celtics tickets, a week in Virgin Gorda, or chainsaw help.

The fun starts at 6:30 p.m. with a silent auction. Live auction is at 8 p.m. followed by ... cue up Tommy Tutone, the Go Go’s and the Human League. Oh yeah, Rock Me Amadeus.