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A young “local” boy is planning to go to a summer teen dance with a live band performing. He’s 16 and going into grade 12. He’s never drank before, but plans to tonight if he and his friends can find someone to buy them alcohol. He’s experiencing all the typical insecurities of being an adolescent: trying to fit in and trying to impress the people around him. He’s never had a girlfriend but feels like this is his big moment to make his move. After successfully securing alcohol — 4 litres of Tropikiwi cooler — from a town legend “Chi Chi”, he knows his plans will come to fruition. As the pre-party at the Red Banks ensues, the boy fakes his drinking prowess to fit in and catches a glimpse of a beautiful girl he’s never seen before.

Lyrics

1999

Have you heard the news I got Chi Chi to buy us booze
It’s gonna be a party like we’ve never seen before

Meet at “Robin Jones”, bring 10 bucks you’re good to go
We’ll head up to the Red Banks before we hit the dance

Oh Oh oh oh

Pretend you’re a pro, like Mickey Mantle good to go
Even though you’ve never had more than you get at church

Everyone you know is gonna be there, gonna show
You gotta prove to them that you’re worthy of their nods

Oh oh Oh OH

Chorus
Put your hands up party like it’s 1999
Let it be the best thing that you’ve felt in the past while

Everything you’d ever want is right in front of you
Nothing gonna change you and nothing you can’t do

In ninety nine

Nineteen ninety nine
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This will be the summer that you find the perfect lover
Cashing in your smile while your heart is making bank

Take a look around, soak it in and feel the sounds
You’ll wanna hold this memory when you’re old and looking back