There was Something in the Air Tonight when Sweet Child of Mine said to me Let’s hop the Crazy Train, find some West End Girls and Rock the Casbah.

You kidding, I said. I was planning on a quiet night Fighting the Power with Billie Jean. But Time After Time, hanging with that girl is like waiting around for When Doves Cry. Boring. You know what I mean. So what’s up?

Let’s Dance, Sweet Child said.

Ooh, Barracuda, I said.

Easy there, she said. Put your fishing rod away, this is big time serious. Tonight You Have to Fight For Your Right to Party.

I started to paw the ground, getting in my best Buffalo Stance. Sweet Child started to catch the beat. Billie Jean gonna get mad? she asked.

That thing with Billie Jean, it was just Tainted Love, baby, I said. Besides, you know I’m no Vicar in a Tutu. It’s you I want, Every Breath You Take.

Okay, then we’re going to Dreamland, Sweet Child said.

Yeah, Sweet Dreams is definitely where I’m at.

No, you don’t get it. This ain’t no Jack and Diane sideshow. It’s real, it’s now and it's for education.

Huh, I said. I Love Rock and Roll and all, but what I really want from you, Sweet Child, is a Total Eclipse of the Heart. And I don’t want to take a test afterwards. You know I’m bad with bubble sheets.

No need for number two pencils this time, you Maniac. This is a fundraiser for the Charter School, on Saturday, Dec. 13. It’s an 80s dance party at Dreamland in Oak Bluffs. Silent auction begins at 6:30 p.m.; live auction at 8:45 p.m. and dance party starting at 9:15 p.m. It’s just $20 at the door.

Well, if you promise to Pour Some Sugar on Me, then it’s on, Sweet Child.

Eye of the Tiger, baby. Eye of the Tiger.