Issue: 2015-10-29 PHOTO: Helene Roth
Major Funk and the Employment will bring the groovy dance sounds to the Back to the Future 2 dance party
The Yukon Rendezvous Society is throwing a Halloween dance party again this year, and the theme is Back to the Future Part II.
The trippy concept is that in 1989, when Back to the Future Part II came out, our man Marty (Michael J. Fox) time-travelled to the future and landed in 2015. And now we are living it.
Derek Charlton, a volunteer with the society came up with the idea.
"The concept came when we realized in 2014 that 2015 was the year that Marty and Doc (Christopher Lloyd) jumped to in Back to the Future II," he says. "It was October 2015 that they jumped to in the movie."
The dance party, which is for adults only, will take place at the Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre on Friday starting at 8 p.m. The funk/pop band Major Funk and the Employment will entertain party goers with a live set. There will also be themed props and sets to transport people into the movie.
As for attire, anything goes.
"People can wear costumes... but that is what is great about our theme... The movie goes to the ‘future,’ which is actually 2015. So you can come dressed as they predicted we would dress, or wear your everyday clothes as we are 2015, or you can do anything you want," Charlton says.
Aside from being a fun party, proceeds from the ticket sales will support the 2016 Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous Festival in February.
Fundraising enables the society to offer children's admissions to Rendezvous events for free every year, and this Back to the Future II dance party will support that goal.
Charlton is confident about the success of this Halloween party. He says last year had a great response, and if people continue to come out, the society may end up turning its Halloween parties into an annual event.
The Back to the Future II dance party takes place on Friday, Oct. 30 from 8 p.m. until 1 a.m. For more information go to www.YukonRendezvous.com.