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Baby Loves Disco rocks Carrboro

Posted November 6, 2010
Updated November 8, 2010

So I'm so glad I complained to Baby Loves Disco's publicist a couple of months ago about why the traveling dance party for families never made it here. Because it all led to Friday night!

My five-year-old and I had a fantastic time at the dance party Friday night at The ArtsCenter in Carrboro. There were crafts and activities, food and of course lots of music and dancing. It was all a fundraiser for Alex's Lemonade Stand, the children's cancer charity. Baby Loves Disco in Carrboro Baby Loves Disco rocks Carrboro

I was really impressed with the whole set up. There was an area off the dance floor with toys for kids who wanted to take a break from dancing, a diaper changing area and even a rocking chair. Local businesses helped man activity tables, including mini-manicures for the kids, sock puppets and face painting.

The Baby Loves Disco folks tell me they were very impressed with how fast the tickets went - selling out within about two weeks. So if you missed it this time, there's a good chance they'll be back, they tell me.

Check the video for some cute kids dancing Friday night.

And a shout out to the businesses who helped us put it all together:

Shadeleaf Studios

Sweetbottoms Baby Boutique

Balloons & Tunes

Ducky Stuff

Faces by Audrey

Touchy Tags

Can't wait for the next one!


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  • jilldykes16 Nov 8, 2010

    Seems like a fun event, I hope they do plan another one soon.

  • shall6 Nov 8, 2010

    I'm sorry it wasn't what you expected! On the venue ... the regular events are in a club, but this tour is going to other venues such as malls, community centers, etc. I would have loved to have had it in a club but there was about five weeks or so to find a location and get everything organized and the folks at The ArtsCenter had an opening.

    I don't know how old your child is, but mine was older than most of those there. So I didn't find the sound level too much. It seemed it was similar to a lot of those inflatable places around here.

    But I totally understand where you're coming from. I actually left my 14-month-old at home because I figured the sound and late hour would be too much for her.

    Anyway ... for what it's worth. Again, sorry it wasn't what you had expected.


  • anonymous35 Nov 7, 2010

    I am surprised by your comments. I was actually supremely disappointed by the event. From what I understood from the website and the press I read, the idea was to take over a club and turn it into a dance party for children and parents to enjoy together. I felt like I was at a birthday party in someone's rec room with the middle-school-aged brother spinning tunes. In addition, the music was way too loud for a childrens' party. I spoke with the dj and he said they monitor decibels (although he couldn't tell me to/under what level), which is great. But even though it appeals to the adults' 'aesthetic', there is just no reason for music to be that loud at a childrens' event. One final comment: the party was billed as 'disco' but was really all kinds of music. That's fine, just not what was advertised. I saw a few moms that had dressed disco and I imagine they felt silly (although I applaud them their sense of festivity).