Rock the Park Nostalgia for ’90s has fans dancing again

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Calling all ’90s lovers.

Harris Park went back in time by a couple of decades Friday night at Rock the Park’s I Love the ’90s night.

The crowd — mostly filled with people born in the 1970s and 1980s — was bumpin’ along in the early evening as Naughty by Nature took the stage.

Its set opened with Journey’s Don’t Stop Believin’ and moved into hits from the same time period such as Queen’s We Will Rock You and Biz Markie’s Just a Friend.

Fans sang along, decked out in their best ’90s gear, including shirts that said “you make me shoop” and “push it real good.”

A thick layer of straw covered Harris Park’s grounds to soak up remnants of rain from Rock the Park’s previous two nights, but it definitely did not get in the way of anyone dancing.

Hands flew up in the air with every “hey,” “ho,” and “hip hop hooray” that blared through the speakers as people soaked in the nostalgia.

The beer garden was packed to the brim, mainly because most of the audience was definitely “of age”, and a line began to form just to enter the 19-plus space.

The headliners of the night, Salt N Pepa and Vanilla Ice, were the talk of the sold-out concert’s crowd.

Spotted among the many people who were bumpin’ and grindin’ was Nicole Alcaldinko who, wearing a tiara and pink sash, was celebrating her bachelorette party at the event.

“I just thought it would be a really fun thing,” said Alcaldinko as she and her crew gathered in their pink attire.

As the sun set on the crowd of 40-somethings, more neon-clad individuals filed into the venue, ready to spend a few hours in another decade and “shoop” with the best of them. 

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