About The Writer
Hi Everyone, and Thank You All for Supporting Old School GoGo, especially those of you who have been here since day one!
We want to take this time to introduce to you the Old School GoGo Book "Back To School Boogie", which is now available. Depending on the success of this book, a Movie will come soon after. DC, MD & VA have been waiting for a real GoGo Movie, since the mid 80's, when we thought "Good To Go" was going to be the bomb. Well actually it was a bomb, because it surely didn't reflect DC or GoGo, and we feel it destroyed the opportunity for GoGo to be introduced to the World the way we knew it.
Old School GoGo has committed to change the image of GoGo, and the way the rest of the World views it. We want them to see the creativity and talent of the GoGo Bands from back in the day, as well as the raw energy of both the Bands and the audience, at a point when we feel GoGo was at it's best. Since everyone involved in the story of Back To School Boogie is from the DC Metro, you can rest assured that the story the rest of the World sees will reflect DC.
The script/story for this Book/Movie was written by Juan Mendez Scott & Sherman Mills. Juan has worked with such directors as Spike Lee and Monty Ross. He is also the writer of several books, to include "Trusting October", which many of you have read, and have given incredible reviews that can be found right on this website, Click Here to read. Juan also grew up in the DC Metro area, living in SE as a young child, and living in Oxon Hill (Southview) thru his teenage years. He graduated from Roosevelt HS in 1982 and still lives in the area today. Below is a short Synopsis of the Book/Movie!
Based On True Events
BACK TO SCHOOL BOOGIE
Take me out to the GoGo! And that's what Thomas, Will and Jerry did. They followed those very words every weekend partying at the many popular clubs around the D.C. area like the Club Lebaron, Cheriy's and the Maverick Room, to see GoGo bands like Rare Essence, Trouble Funk, Experience Unlimited, Ayre Rayde, Redds & The Boys, PeaceMakers, Mass Extinction, Class, Petworth, Junk Yard and the list goes on...
It's August and the sun has D.C. feeling like it's frying in a skillet. Another school year is right around the corner and every year D.C. brings in the new school year with the Back To School Boogie at the Capital Center Arena!
Thomas, Will, Jerry and their lady friends, also classmates, Courtney and Michelle need to get tickets because they are going fast. So to get money for the tickets Thomas, Will, Jerry and a few of their other friends decide to buy a $45.00 lead of weed on Galveston St. in SW D.C., roll it all up into joints to sell for $1.00 each. This sounds like a good idea, but they didn't take into consideration that some of the friends were weed heads, who would smoke more of the joints than they would sell. To make matters worse, they spent the little money they did make on snacks, to overcome the munchies they got from smoking the weed.
Now Thomas and his friends have to figure out a new way to make money. Since Thomas has a good friend that lives in VA, who works in a small local Ice Cream store, they decide to get together and come up with a plan to rob it. They're plan is pretty good, but it goes from good to getting hit with broomsticks by the Mexican clerk, getting burnt by hot water after cutting pipes in a nearby laundry mat to siphon gas, and getting caught siphoning the gas out of a Taxi Cab. They haul ass out of there, but now they're stuck in VA, they needed that gas to get back across the bridge. It's a crazy night!
With every plan gone wrong and no money to speak of, the boys don't know what to do. To make things worse, the tickets sold out the very next day following the attempted store robbery. Now the crew must figure out how to get their tickets or find other ways of getting to the Back To School Boogie.
In the tradition of such comedy classics as Cooley High, House Party, and Friday comes a brand new comedy that will have you dying with laughter. So get ready to laugh hard and enjoy a good story from the early 80's of Old School GoGo!
If this Book is a success and warrants a Movie, auditions will be held for both male and female from the ages of 13 to 60. We'll need an array of actors and extras for the movie, from Teenagers at the GoGo, Bouncers, Band Member look a likes, Equipment Movers, Parents, etc. All those who audition that are not chosen for main roles, will have the opportunity to become extras in the film.
Thank You All For Your Continued Support!!!
Old School GoGo Staff
Back To School Boogie - $14.95
Back To School Boogie Sound Track - 2 Discs (Over 20 Shows) - $17.95
Includes remastered sounds of Chuck, R.E., Trouble, E.U., Ayre Rayde, Redds & The Boys,
Mass Extension, Petworth, Class, Chance, Peace Makers, Prophecy & Junk Yard from 1980 thru 1985!
Back To School Boogie Book & Sound Track Package
Book & Sound Track Package - $25.95
plus $3.95 Shipping & Handling
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