Light tinkled off of the mirrored ball as it gently swayed and spun from the ceiling. Elvis had been putting Team Those70s Disco Dancers through their paces, trying to get as much rehearsal as possible before the club opened for the night. Because there were no windows inside, it was nearly impossible to gage time by the way the light fell, although sometimes you could tell by the way the traffic sounded on the Las Vegas, Nevada strip, right outside the door. Still, they had to depend on the clock behind the bar to keep track of time.
John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John came out from the kitchen in the back carrying Macho Nachos and Margaritas for everyone. Sonny and Cher gratefully accepted the refreshments. Liza Minnelli and Deney Terrio also took their dishes although Liza insisted she was on a diet. Liza drank her margarita quickly, but waited until she thought no one was looking before she began picking at her nachos. Everyone else enjoyed the repast during their brief break. They all knew there would be plenty more rehearsal to come.
Elvis Presley, the team leader, looked around the room. It had been carefully decorated for the big Cinco de Mayo celebration. They expected a big influx of revelers as many disco dancers were happy for any reason to celebrate. Elvis decided that a little rest and relaxation may serve the team better than more rehearsal and surprised the team by giving them the rest of the evening—about an hour—until guests started to arrive, to relax for a little while. Everyone was happy just to kick back and enjoy a few minutes peace.
Shortly before eight o’clock, the time the club opens, a group of women, came to the door. They pushed their way through the stuttering entreaties of the waitress who had been sent to answer the door and barged into the ball room where the team was relaxing. The team found themselves face to face with several different versions of their own Cher. They were Chers Past and Present.
“We’ve come to challenge you,” Cher 1965 said.
“We know,” Cher from Team 70s said, nonplussed.
“We’ve known you were coming for quite some time,” Sonny added.
Cher 1968 turned to Cher 1984. “Might as well get this show on the road, then,” she said.
“I assume you’re ready,” Cher 1980 asked.
“Ready as we’ll ever be,” Elvis confirmed.
The two groups watched as the club filled up with revelers. By ten o’clock the place was hopping when Elvis had the DJ turn down the music so that he could introduce his guests to his team and to the opposing team and explained the rules of the competition. The crowd was, on the whole, supportive quickly picking a team they wanted to root for. The two groups broke up into smaller groups of two to battle things out , couple to couple.
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