Spotify Mix - 90s Dance Mix from BGSU

 A new nostalgic Spotify mix!

Every college town had its share of bars and dance clubs in the 90s. At Bowling Green, I spent most of my time upstairs at Tuxedo Junction (or Tuxes, as it was shorted to) and Howard's (seeing bands), with a rare stop at Brathaus, and early in the decade at Mark's.

There are probably one or two that I'm forgetting, as names changed frequently, but one that is still around is Uptown/Downtown. If you went to Bowling Green State University, you undoubtedly went there at least once.

Downtown was the 21 and over sports bar. It's where I watched Mike Tyson bite off part of Evander Holyfield's ear, a truly unforgettable moment in American history.

Uptown was an 18 and over dance club, with different theme nights Monday to Wednesday and more general music Thursday to Saturday - hip-hop, r&b, more mainstream industrial and techno, and various pop and rock club remixes.

Going to Uptown was a weird experience. I didn't like to dance, but I liked the music. So in honor of that, I did my best to put together a playlist of tracks you might have heard at Uptown at some point in the mid-90s. From the DJ Miko remix of 4 Non Blondes "What's Up" and "Cotton Eye Joe" by Rednex to the confusing "Whoomp! There It Is" by Tag Team and "Whoot, There It Is" by 95 South.