TUNES TUESDAY – (enjoy grooving on a Tuesday with some music, especially an old favorite or something totally new!!)
And Start Walkin’!!! It’s getting to be that time of the year where we break out our boots girls. They may be fuzzy, they may be kinky, they even may be white go gos. Unfortunately I’m old enough to remember owning a pair of those when I was a youngster.
The term Go-Go is derived from the French expression à gogo, meaning “in abundance, galore”, which is in turn derived from the ancient French word la gogue for “joy, happiness”.
In 1958, the first Whisky a Go-Go in North America opened in Chicago, Illinois, on the corner of Rush Street and Chestnut Street. It has been called the first real American discotheque. In Paris, the original accented Whisky à Go-Go opened in 1947.
Go-go boots are either calf-, knee- or above knee-high boots with a low or flat heel. The style is a very simple shape with a chiseled, rounded or pointed toe. The boot was usually fastened onto the foot by a side or back zipper, although by the Seventies it was not uncommon to find lace-up versions which accommodated a wider variety of calf sizes. Heel height ranges from flat to low 1″ shaped, with the occasional two-inch Cuban heel also known as the “kupfer or Trani”.
Materials were either synthetic or natural, with the oldest designs being made from plastic or vinyl of various colors, the most popular being white. Women’s styles tended to be taller, tighter and with a slightly higher heel than girl’s styles.
Laugh, learn and liven up your taste buds!