The history of bars and music venues in South Florida is littered with cool rooms that hosted great bands while people had a sick time in the crowd -- but most of those places come and go in less time than it takes to get from I-75 to I-95.
That makes it surprising that anybody would show up for couple of nostalgic nights marking any single hot spot. But when we're talking about the Button South, the Hallandale club that was a must for every band in the region and plenty of national acts, then it's a different story.
"Everybody who was anybody -- whether they played or were just hanging out -- almost assuredly, they were there at some point," says Darlene Delano, the former Button South booker and organizer of the Button South Class Reunion. "Everybody forgets we were the home of Saigon Kick, the Mavericks, Marilyn Manson... Anybody that got signed in the early '90s played the Button."More »