San Manuel Casino Hosts Freestyle Dance Party
By Lucia Flores
On Thursday, March 17, San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino was host to the Freestyle Dance Party, a night of revisiting the hits of the 1980s and 1990s with performances by Freestyle powerhouses Trinere, Lisa Lisa, and Stevie B.
Freestyle is a form of electronic dance music that contains elements of hip-hop, disco, latin, electro, and house music.
Opening up the show was Trinere, who many consider the “Queen of Freestyle.” The crowd cheered loudly as she began the show with her hit “They’re Playing Our Song.” She delighted the audience with “I’ll Be All You Ever Need,” and more chart-topping hits as many danced and sang along.
Up next was Lisa Lisa, who burst onto the scene in the 1980s as part of Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam. She entertained the audience with hits including “I Wonder If I Take You Home,” “Can You Feel the Beat,” “Head to Toe,” and “All Cried Out.”
Last but not least was the “King of Freestyle” Stevie B. He performed many of his most popular hits inluding “I Wanna Be the One,” “Dreaming of Love,” and “Party Your Body.” He also performed his number one hit from 1990, “Because I Love You (The Postman Song).”
Stevie B closed out the night with season favorite “Spring Love.” The crowd, enjoying this night of nostalgia as the sounds of freestyle filled the room, remained on their feet and danced to the very end. It was a great way for those in attendance to relive the sights and sounds of the 1980s and 1990s Freestyle music scene.