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29 Pictures That Show Just How Crazy 1970s Disco Really Was

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A group of people get down on a mirrored dance floor, circa 1978.

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Left: Actor and singer Grace Jones gives a big smile to the camera while partying at Studio 54 in New York City, 1978. Right: Metallic-painted dancers at a disco club perform on stage in New York City, 1978.

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A woman known as “Disco Granny” dances with a young man at Studio 54, circa 1978.

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A crowd of dancers at the disco club in New York City, 1978.

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Left: A couple wearing matching high socks dance at the disco club Xenon in New York City, 1978. Right: A woman wipes the sweat from her face at Studio 54, 1977.

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A couple bring their dancing to the floor of the disco club FunHouse in New York City, 1978.

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Divine, Grace Jones, and friends celebrate Jones’ birthday at Xenon, 1978.

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Left: A disco DJ smokes a cigarette while spinning a record at a club in New York City, 1979. Right: A man in a leather thong and sparkling glitter dances at Electric Circus in New York City, 1979.

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A man and woman take center stage on the dance floor at the disco club 2001 Odyssey in Brooklyn, New York, in 1979.

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A group of older men and women relax on the sidelines of a disco club in New York City in 1978.

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The Village People perform live as the audience dance the “YMCA” at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California, circa 1970.

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Left: A man blowing a whistle in a sparkling purple outfit dances at Studio 54, 1979. Right: A woman dances amid other partygoers at Studio 54, 1977.

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A man performs with fire at the disco club Infinity in New York City, 1979.

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Bianca Jagger rides into Studio 54 on a white horse during her birthday celebrations in 1977.

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Left: The Queen of Disco Donna Summer performs onstage in a feather costume, circa 1976. Right: A woman dances in ecstasy at a disco in New York City, 1976.

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The Jacksons perform during a concert, circa 1975.

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David Bowie and Dutch actor and singer Romy Haag have a smoke at the Alcazar nightclub in Paris during 1976.

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Left: A couple dance at Studio 54 in 1977. Right: People dances on couches at Xenon, 1978.

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A group of DJs spin records at a disco club in New York City, 1979.

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Left: A woman dances between two men at Studio 54, 1979. Right: A woman enters the dance floor at Studio 54, 1977.

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A group of partygoers join in a synchronized dance number in an unidentified club, circa 1977.

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A dance club blends into a kaleidoscopic haze at a disco club in New York City, 1978.

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