Turning the beat around in Portsmouth (photos)

Disco dance raises money for Common Fence Community Hall

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PORTSMOUTH — There were plenty of platform shoes, sequins, loud shirts and bell bottoms to be seen Friday night at the Common Fence Point Improvement Association’s “Disco Throwback Bash.”

A portion of the proceeds from the event benefited renovations at the community hall, where the dance was held. 

Scroll through photos of all the '70s-inspired fun above.

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