WHO ARE THEY: Producer Jacques Morali came up with the concept for The Village People and assembled the group in 1977 as an attempt to attract gay audiences through a parody of stereotypes. The costumes worn by the Village People, depicting a policeman, Native American, construction worker, biker, cowboy and soldier, undoubtedly added to the group’s appeal. In 1978, the group scored its monster hit, “YMCA,” which remains an anthem to this day. In addition to “YMCA,” the group also had great success with the singles “Macho Man” and “In the Navy.”
WHAT TO EXPECT: What modern-day sporting event would be complete without the hokey “YMCA” crowd sing-along? For reasons that may never quite be explained, this 1978 disco hit by The Village People continues to amuse and thrill people of all ages, ethnicities and sexual genders and orientations 35 years after its release during disco’s heyday. Concert-goers at Resorts Casino Hotel can look forward to an upbeat, heavily-choreographed set of disco and sing-along favorites Saturday night. Hits such as “Macho Man,” “In the Navy” and “Go West” will be performed in all their glory. The lineup may be different than it was 35 years ago, but the costumes remain the same.
SHOW INFO: Tickets are $30 and $40, and the show begins 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, at Resorts.