Gather your Beanie Babies and pull your finest hip-hop Looney Tunes T-shirt out of your closet, because there’s finally going to be an opportunity to be nostalgic about the ’90s. Yes, there’s now a festival dedicated to remembering that criminally under-remembered decade (in Williamsburg, natch). The phat lineup for the September 12 festival includes the remaining members of Blind Melon, Coolio, Lisa Loeb, Naughty By Nature, Tonic, and Smash Mouth (please leave your bread at home). New York cover band Saved by the 90s with the Bayside Tigers will also be there, so attendees can make like Ally McBeal’s dancing baby and get down to their favorite retro beats. Freakin’ Pauly Shore is hosting.
In addition to the wicked musical lineup, there’s also going to be mad activities, including a Mario Kart tournament and an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the largest “Macarena” dance of all time. If you and a home skillet want to go to this fly event, tickets are on sale today, June 17 at noon EST. They’re in the $60-85 price range for general admission, and between $100-150 for VIP tickets. Producer Marc Weinstein of Leuven Media has suggested that VIP guests might just be able to enjoy “Crystal Pepsi-based cocktails.”
If you’re not interested in 90sFest and would rather just hang out at your crib with your Tamagotchi, well, then you can just talk to the hand.