‘Tootsee Roll’ hitmakers 69 Boyz play St. Pete’s Jannus Live on Friday

There’s a whoop comin on at this ‘Flashback Friday’ gig.

click to enlarge 69 Boyz, which plays Jannus Live in St. Petersburg, Florida on June 4, 2021. - KendallTolbert, CC BY-SA 4.0 , via Wikimedia Commons
KendallTolbert, CC BY-SA 4.0 , via Wikimedia Commons
69 Boyz, which plays Jannus Live in St. Petersburg, Florida on June 4, 2021.


The year was 1994. OJ Simpson was on the run in a white Ford Bronco. “Friends” debuted. Vincent Vega and Mia Wallace shared a $5 milkshake. And one song made everyone from your mama to your mama’s mama get on the dance floor when they heard the bass start and the 69 Boyz yell “The Butterfly? Uh-uh, that's old. Let me see the Tootsee Roll.”

The Boyz—from Jacksonville and Orlando—started with the help of Quad City DJs, another Florida group. The Boyz are in downtown St. Pete to dip baby dip, and we feel a whoop comin’ on. And if you miss the Boyz at this one, make plans to see them on the nutzo “Freestyle Explosion” bill coming to downtown Tampa in August.

Flashback Friday: 69 Boyz w/DJ L Mo & Co./Strizzo. Friday, June 4, 8 p.m. $10. Jannus Live, St. Petersburg. jannuslive.com

See a list of Tampa “Safe & Sound” live music venues here.

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Freelance contributor Stephanie Powers started her media career as an Editorial Assistant long ago when the Tampa Bay Times was still called the St. Petersburg Times. After stints in Chicago and Los Angeles, where she studied improvisation at Second City Hollywood, she came back to Tampa and stayed put.She soon...
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