November 3 [7:55 EDT] -- The Saturday Night Fever 20th Anniversary celebration scheduled for this past Saturday night was a real washout when the Brooklyn nightclub hosting the event was flooded by "still waters," unfortunately unrelated to the new Bee Gees album of the same title.
The organizers had chosen the original venue featured in the movie back in 1977 for the concert which was to feature The Bee Gees, K.C. and the Sunshine Band, Kool & the Gang, The Trammps, and others. Organizers were also hoping to draw a number of special guests, including David Bowie, Fran Drescher (who had a small role in the film), and "Fever" star John Travolta. Organizers had even built a runway so Travolta could fly his plane to the event from the set of his next film.
But rainwater leaked in and even covered the stage at the original 2001 Odyssey in Bayridge, Brooklyn.
However, the spirits of the organizers remain undampened. They say they will be rescheduling the event.
Meanwhile, the Bee Gees are left with only one firm live appearance for the remainder of the year: a show, which is being taped for a pay-per-view special, November 14, 1997, at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas.