Wednesday, May 04, 2005

Red Hot Skillet Licking

Last night was Kevin & Carla's two-year anniversary at Swing Central, and they had Lavay Smith and Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers playing for the celebration (my photos are here). They were a lot of fun, though I have to say that one of my favorite moments was when the trombonist got up and sang a number. He was great, with just the right sort of a growly voice for the blues song he was singing.

There were a lot of people out for this dance, and the Lindy Hop competition was fantastic to watch. (For the record, I had pegged the winning couple before the competition even started. He was the guy I most wanted to dance like.) A couple groups did performances, too. I stayed until after midnight, which was good because it was a fun dance, but bad for waking up this morning.

The swing lesson series I was in also finished up last night, and Kevin & Carla are going to Europe for a bit, so there's a mini series of lessons being taught by some other people for the next few weeks. I ended up signing up for two of those classes. When K&C come back, I'll probably take the same series I just did again. The next level up (which I was thinking about trying) looks like it's going to be very performance-oriented, which isn't really what I want.

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