WPGC Throws It Back to 1988 for Birthday Bash!

June 14, 2018
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WPGC went old school for our 2018 Birthday Bash! 

Fans around the DMV came through the 9:30 Club on Thursday looking fly as hell in their late '80s fits to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Spike Lee's "School Daze" – which featured E.U.'s hit song "Da Butt" – and the 30th anniversaries of Big Daddy Kane, Kid 'N Play and Biz Markie's first albums!

PHOTOS: WPGC's Throwback Birthday Bash 2018

Universal Madness had a dope pop-up, and Mr. G was on hand to flick up concertgoers.

Have Mr. G flick you up at our #TBTBirthdayBash!

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@themadnessshop has your fit ready at our #TBTBirthdayBash!

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DJ Kool kicked off the party, and after a dance contest, Kid 'N Play hit the stage, showing off their famous dance moves.

PHOTOS: Kid 'n Play #TBTBirthdayBash Meet and Greet

Joe Clair and Poet led a round of old school trivia and then introduced the legendary Biz Markie, who performed his biggest hits.

The oh-so-fashionable Poet came on to judge the best '80s outfits of the night, which turned into yet another dance-off.

  

Next up, Guy Lambert took the stage to introduce the one and only Big Daddy Kane.

PHOTOS: Big Daddy Kane #TBTBirthdayBash Meet and Greet

Finally, DJ Flexx brought out Sugar Bear and E.U., who got everyone dancing with an endless stream of Go-Go hits, and closed out the show with a bang.

Watch Joe Clair interview Big Daddy Kane, Sugar Bear and Kid 'N Play backstage.

Check out our coverage of the night below:

SIGHTS & SOUNDS

Another great @wpgc #BirthdayBash in the books! THANK U #DC for holding us down like you do! Village we do this for you! #Grateful for your --

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@dareal_sugarbear & EU MIGHT BRING THE HOUSE DOWN...MY GOODNESS!!! #tbtbirthdaybash

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Sugar Bear & E.U. cover "Sky Walker" by @miguel! ‪#TBTBirthdayBash‬

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#AboutLastNight...Do you like my 1980's outfit??? We had a BLAST celebrating all things 1988' during @wpgc #BirthdayBash! Shout out #KidnPlay #EU #bizmarkie #bigdaddykane #djkool

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@dareal_sugarbear killing it! #tbtbirthdaybash

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There was an EPIC breakdancing sesh during @officialbigdaddykane’s set!

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@officialbigdaddykane IS FEELIN’ IT!!! #tbtbirthdaybash

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-- You, you got what I neeeeed / But you say he's just a friend -- @officialbizmarkie at #TBTBirthdayBash!

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Celebrating 30yr we are @wpgc with Biz Markie.

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How’d the D.C. audience treat Kid ‘n Play tonight? “It was brutal..brutal love.”

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GO KID!! GO PLAY!!! #TBTBirthdayBash

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“We are Kid ‘n Play...and we are f**king tired right now” ---------- *Warning: Explicit language * #tbtbirthdaybash

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#KidNPlay doin the thang at #tbtbirthdaybash !!!

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@legendary_dj_kool killed it! #TBTBirthdayBash

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@legendary_dj_kool said he don’t need music to rock the stage! #tbtbirthdaybash

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“I’m not even from the DMV...I’m from D.C.!” - @legendary_dj_kool out here reppin at #tbtbirthdaybash !!!

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Cleeeezy did it on em, #TBT style! #tbtbirthdaybash

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Beautiful artwork of the legendary Chuck Brown & Marion Berry spotted at #TBTBirthdayBash ( Art by Oliver W. Johnson Jr.)

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[email protected], @legendary_dj_kool & @djflexxdc at @fox5dc! ---- See them tonight at #TBTBirthdayBash!

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Lil Detroit DC joint --

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Check out the hashtag #TBTBirthdayBash for more!

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