The Jet Set Is A’ Go-Go!

The view of Beacon at night, from The Jet Set

The Jet Set is a brand spanking new tiki restaurant/bar located on the waterfront of the city of Newburgh, NY. Since it opened in September it has received rave reviews from the local Hudson Valley press—dig that action in The Times Herald Record, Hudson Valley Magazine, Chronagram and Hudson Valley Post. It also has been hosting live events and tiki markets. On Saturday December 3, it was the scene of DJ Pete Pop’s Jet Set A’ Go-Go—a wild dance party of garage rock, soul, boogaloo and sixties go-go grooves with guest DJ Phast Phreddie the Boogaloo Omnibus.

The place is beautiful. The tiki decor is very well thought out and not at all campy or trashy. These folks took the time, energy and expense to do it up right. The edifice sits on the eastern bank of the Hudson River and at night one can see the bright lights of the city of Beacon on the other side. The Boogaloo Bag writers are very happy to have such a swingin’ place so close to their new home in the Hudson Valley. With any luck, this will become a new home for the reet record playing of DJ Pete Pop—and his occasional guest DJ Phast Phreddie the Boogaloo Omnibus.

As for the Jet Set A’ Go-Go shindig, the music was spectacular. DJ Pete Pop continues to impress us with his fabulous records and his keen ability to make them go round. Some of Pete’s local friends showed up to hang out—including Hudson Valley tiki royalty Miss Tiki Paka.

For his part, Phast Phreddie the Boogaloo Omnibus wore a fez and played these wonderful records:

None of these records are for sale.

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