I Love the 90s coming to the York Fair

John Joyce

Homemade mixtapes were cool.

Salt-N-Pepa perform on "Today" in April. The group is part of the "I Love the 90s Tour" coming to the York Fair on Sept. 14.

High-top fades and tight jeans were in.

So was "The Running Man."

No, the first time.

In the early 1990s, mainstream rap music was still evolving from park jams and dance music into what would become "gangsta rap." And R&B had shifted from soul singers to boy bands.

And let's not talk about the gear — the clothes — worn at the time. A short-sleeve Cross Colours shirt with hood over black jeans that hurt the back of the knee if you bent down too low, and high-top sneakers, preferably Nike Air Force Ones — or if mom and dad could afford them, Air Jordans — or Reebok Pumps. And let's not forget about the British Knights.

Yep. The '90s.

The "I Love the 90s Tour" is coming to the 2016 York Fair Wednesday, Sept. 14.

Slated to perform are original Hip-Hop queens Salt-N-Pepa, known for such hits as "Push It," and "Shoop." Tone Loc will take you back with his iconic "Funky, Cold Medina," and let West Coast legend Coolio take you on a "Fantastic Voyage" before it gets "Too Hot." Last but not least, do not be afraid to let Young MC get you on the floor to "Bust a Move."

Also appearing are Vanilla Ice, and the group behind the groove "I Wanna Sex You Up," Color Me Badd will take the stage.

Tickets go on sale at 9 a.m. Thursday at the York Fair Box Office on Carlisle Avenue, by phone at (717) 848-2033 and online at www.yorkfair.com.  The box office will be open until 5 p.m.

Tickets prices are $49 for track and center plaza, $44 for center grandstand, $39 for side plaza and loge and $34 for grandstand sides.  There is a processing fee for phone, mail and internet orders.