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Meet Tony Disco
July 29, 2012 8:56 PM   Subscribe


 
See him dance.
posted by dobbs at 9:01 PM on July 29, 2012




Nononono, his name is supposed to be Stu...
posted by oneswellfoop at 9:14 PM on July 29, 2012 [4 favorites]


MML: A NYT Metro character study on a 78 year old who is single-handedly keeping disco alive.
Mr. Ferrante, 78, who is better known by his nickname, Tony Disco, held forth in the Bay Ridge dance clubs during the “Saturday Night Fever” era. These days, he is known mostly as a nimble-footed fixture on the Coney Island Boardwalk...
posted by zamboni at 9:21 PM on July 29, 2012


More of his dancing, and even more.
posted by ocherdraco at 9:24 PM on July 29, 2012


So, now we know who keeps the disco flame alive!

The fiend!
posted by Mezentian at 9:27 PM on July 29, 2012


Damn, he looks amazing for being 78.
posted by Falconetti at 9:42 PM on July 29, 2012 [1 favorite]


Pretty awesome threads.
posted by PhoBWanKenobi at 9:43 PM on July 29, 2012


Tony is my new Main Man.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 10:33 PM on July 29, 2012


I remember him from The Godfather IV.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 11:15 PM on July 29, 2012


Disco Tony just dresses how I imagine all retired Floridians dress.
posted by Redfield at 12:56 AM on July 30, 2012


I'll bet this guy shopped at Paul's Boutique. Probably has more suits than Jacoby and Myers.
posted by orme at 4:03 AM on July 30, 2012 [3 favorites]


Casanova Frankenstein: It must have been hard for you, Tony, the way times and styles have changed... hearing the people say that disco is dead...
Tony: [Snapping] Disco is not dead! Disco is LIFE!


WEll that's the first thing I thought of, anyway.
posted by Holy Zarquon's Singing Fish at 4:33 AM on July 30, 2012


Mr. Ferrante had hoped the appearance might lead to stardom outside South Brooklyn, and he still hands out fliers with photographs of himself dancing on the show and signs them “Tony Disco.”

Tony Disco does advertise.
posted by Faint of Butt at 5:15 AM on July 30, 2012 [1 favorite]


Mr. Ferrante had hoped the appearance might lead to stardom outside South Brooklyn

Fuck that. If you're famous in South Brooklyn, what more do you fucking need?
posted by flapjax at midnite at 5:51 AM on July 30, 2012


I totally know what I'm going to do when I'm retired and in my 70's looking for something to do. I'm going to do be the Tony Disco of grunge music. Better stock up on some plaid flannel now.
posted by antifuse at 9:07 AM on July 30, 2012 [1 favorite]


Just don't let Tony Soprano catch you wearing those grunge pants.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 5:15 PM on July 30, 2012


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