I grew up in Detroit, a blue collar town. After my brother made a work-related move to Pittsburg, I visited often and really felt at home there because, I guess, Pittsburgh was also a blue collar town.
One of my favorite songs of the 80's came from a movie about a young woman who was a Pittsburgh steel-mill worker by day, bar dancer at night. The heroine worked these two jobs, of course, so she could save money to attend the Dance Conservatory of Pittsburgh. Critics hated the film, but audiences loved it. The 1983 movie was Flashdance; the song, "What a Feeling" performed by Irene Cara.