Friday, September 18, 2009

It's Swing Time

I had to post about my evening with Mom & Dad. Great weather and great music (Mom & Dad's era).

Yes, I was sans camera but did have my cell phone.

Riverwalk at Yorktown, Virginia

Mom & Dad gettin' their groove on. (Center couple, white shirt & coral shirt)

Um. Is it bad that I really love this last cell phone picture? I don't think I could have done much better with a real camera. I love the moody water color effect.

While I was watching my parents and all the other "golden" couples dancing their jitter bugs and cha cha's to the music of their era, I just had to wonder about something...

What kind of dances are couples of my generation (80's child) going to do when we are in our golden years? Bump and grind? Head banging? Moshing? Well, that would all look pretty silly, wouldn't it? Plus, we'd put our backs out at the first pelvic thrust, get dizzy and fall over trying to head bang, and think of the broken hips from moshing!

We sure didn't learn any dances that we could carry over with us into our twilight years. It really seems that true partner dancing flew out the window in the late 80's/early 90's. You either gyrated (I would say "hump" but my parents read my blog. Hi Mom & Dad!) all up and down your partner, thrashed about in your own little bubble or tried your best to knock everyone else to the ground and make them bleed.

The couple was nevermore.

Where are the steps you have to learn? Where is the (RIP Patrick Swayze) "Lock your frame"? Makes me wish I grew up back in the days of swing dancing. Shoot, I'd even take disco!

Ah well, I'll just have to find myself a man who is willing to put on his dancing shoes and cut a rug with me.


  1. It must have been a great night out! I'm also a child of the 80s but my husband rebelled and set up a rock'n'roll dancing club when we were at university. Because I fancied him, I refused to go along, as I thought I'd make such a fool of myself that he'd never look at me again. Thus, only one half of this couple can dance! Shame...

  2. Floss! Wow, Your husband sounds like a keeper. It's never too late for you, though. He can still teach you the steps.

    I say, push the living room furniture against the wall and start dancing! Pronto. ;)

  3. cute are they?!!! We sure are lucky to have them!! When I see you post stuff like that I am very envious of you to live so close to the 'rents!:) You are a great daughter!!

    Sounds to me like you need to find your nearest Swing Class and join!!:) If I lived closer I would do it with you!

    Yes, it is amazing what you can do with a camera phone!:)

  4. I forgot to say you should blog about this on the parents blog too!:)xo

  5. Yes, we sure are lucky. Well, if it makes you feel any better, they get like little kids when they know you are coming. Me? I'm old hat. lol.

    Oh, we would have so much fun at a Swing Class, wouldn't we?

  6. How great is that? I peeked at the blog you've set up for your parents, Happy 55th Anniversary to them!
    Mine are celebrating their 50th this year.


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