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Backstreet

$29.50 USD

The legendary, beloved and expansive (47,000 sq. ft. on three floors) Backstreet was opened by second-generation owner Vicki Vara (her father having opened the place in the mid-1970s). The three levels of glory at the corner of Peachtree Street and 6th Street was alive with hundreds of men (and women too!) dancing together to booming beats under an electric light show and a giant shimmering disco ball. The club included legendary drag performer Charlie Brown and her crew too. And international pop stars like Elton John and Janet Jackson dropped in to see them perform (and to dance, of course).
As one of Atlanta’s few 24-hour clubs, (beginning in the mid-80s) craziness was the norm in midtown for two decades. But of course, a gentrifying Atlanta (and newcomer residents without a sense of humor) conspired to spell the end for Backstreet — and the last call was near after a failed legal battle to keep pouring at all hours. It stopped Raining Men after three decades of love, dancing and authenticity on New Years Eve in 2004.

Read This to Hekp You Pick the Right Tee!

In an effort to offer as many options as possible, we've got a few styles and fabric weight, materials, etc, for you to choose from. Here's a little more info on the various options you see in the pull-down menu on our product pages. Hope it helps! And as always, if you have a question, please reach out via the MESSAGE US box below):

Fabric details: 

  • Men’s Heavyweight T-shirt100% cotton (Heather colors are 90% cotton/10% polyester). Choose this if you want a heavier weight, feel. Heavier weight and "boxier" cut than the Lightweight tees. We use the desciptor "heavyweight" to denote the weight-feel of this option is thicker than our two "Lightweight" options (see below). Choose this option is you want an old-school, more 80s-style boxier cut, thicker collar, longer sleeves, wider body. Think Gildan or Comfort Colors style here. These are for guys (and gals, too!) who don't want today's lighter fabrics that are definitely all the rage. These feel a little "rougher" out of the package but will soften after a few washes.

  • Men's Lightweight T-shirt - Our most popular options are the Lightweight Heather (a blend of cotton and poly for a little more "stretch") and Lightweight Cotton (100% cotton) options. These run true to size, so you can feel comfortable ordering your normal size. These are brands like Canvas and Next Level. Similar to the more high-end "fashion" tees you see at Banana Republic. High-quality stitching and weaving create a light-feeling fit while wearing. 100% ring-spun cotton (Heather colors are 35% cotton/65% polyester). The heather blends have a slight stretch to them and are very lightweight, super soft, and will not shrink.

  • Ladies Racerback Tank - These are a featherweight, but very sturdy "triblend" fabric blending 50% polyester, 25% combed ring-spun cotton, and 25% rayon. Extremely lightweight and just the right amount of stretch.

  • Ladies Regular-fit T-shirt - Tapered-cut for women. 100% combed ring-spun cotton (Heather colors are 35% cotton/65% polyester). Cap sleeves, tapered through the torso, thinner, slight scoopneck collar. A true ladies-cut! They run a tad small, so order up if you prefer a little more room but still want a real ladies-cut shirt.

  • Thermal Hoodie50% cotton/ 50% polyester. Warm, fleece-lined. Perfect weight and size. Run true to size. Great for smashing it on Game Days...or any day it's a bit cool out!

  • Men's Long Sleeve T-shirt - 100% cotton, slightly-fitted, but not overly so. Pretty true to size. Very soft, ringspun cotton.

We want you to be totally happy with your selection! If you need to exchange for a different size, please call us at 305-290-2323, option 3, or just reach out through the MESSAGE US button below! We will arrange to ship out a different size providing you return the original(s) to us at: Long Lost Tees, P.O. Box 1834 Key West, FL 33041.

***Please notify us of a size exchange within 30 days of purchase! Thanks.