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
Glen Boswick Sounds of Swing Orchestra were fantastic.
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.