By Chloe Steinig
BUFFALO, N.Y. – The annual World’s Largest Disco was held at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center on Saturday Nov. 25. While known for the afro wigs and jumpsuits, the event also raised money for Camp Good Days and Special Times, a non-profit organization for children with cancer.
The event has been held every year since 1979, which had over 13,000 attendees and still holds the Guinness World Record for the largest disco in history. The event is now capped at 7,000 due to safety regulations. The disco has been voted “The Greatest Event on Earth” by festivals.com. It has the largest dance floor in New York State, with 500,000 watts of sound and lights.
As always, there were celebrity guests and performers in attendance. Anson Williams from “Happy Days,” Priscilla Barnes from “Three’s Company,” Willie Aames from “Eight is Enough,” Jimmie Walker from “Good Times,” and Real Housewives stars Teresa Giudice and Dolores Catania were this year’s guests. Original Weather Girl Martha Wash also performed, singing “It’s Raining Men,” “Strike it Up,” and “Sweat.”
The dance floor was packed for the entirety of the event, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. A Village People cover band is the closing act every year, the whole room joining in on “YMCA.” From people watching to going all out on the dance floor, the World’s Largest Disco is nothing short of a good time.