A ROCK ‘N ROLL SHOW !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Mr. Pettit and myself attended this 50’s party a few nights ago. Walking into it was like walking into the Twilight Zone: greasers, fancy suits with two toned shoes, poodle dresses, bowling shirts, big hair, …
It was awesome.
People “strolling“, “jiving“, “twisting” and ” shake, rattle, and rolling” everywhere.
200 odd people … but not odd really … just a subculture of 50’s Rock ‘N Roll officianados alive and well in the back of beyond Japan having a good time.
When I start to think about, it’s not really so strange: good music, good dancing, and fun.
As we were the only foreigners in attendance, I thought it was bizarre.
After thinking about it, it seemed pretty normal.
I wasn’t dancing in the 50’s … and neither were most of these people. They just like the music and so do I.
Four bands played the classics and some songs that were great but just hadn’t made it through the filtered version of the 50’s that I grew up with.
I’ll be going to the next one … and I’m sure I won’t have to twist Mr. Pettit‘s arm too hard to come with me.
note: my version of the 50’s comes mostly from “American Graffiti” and “Happy Days” sadly. I was born too late … but I’d probably be really old if I was.
double note: I ended up dancing with an 81 year old woman for most of the night. She is a former #1 dancer in Japan … so I was honored.
triple note: sorry all the photos are crap: I left my camera at home and took these images with the phone camera.
quadruple note: I thought there were going to be 5 bands … until I realized that “gest” meant “guests“.
notes to myself #41
You know those dance moves you do at 13 years old?
They will last you a lifetime.