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Tuesday, March 16, 2004

It was a smashing success. It was beautiful. The people were friendly. The bartenders were amazingly easy to get along with. The musicians kept trickling in, and by the time we danced High Caul Cap, the band was perfect. I couldn't have asked for better. We had 16 in the beginning class, and 8 in the intermediate class upstairs. We were all crazy-nervous for the first hour or two, then realized it was working and relaxed into a really great evening. I know attendance will be down next week. There's a number of folks who said specifically that they can't make it for the next couple of weeks, but I think if we can get through the next 3 weeks with some success, then we'll definitely be doing this in the long run.

Thanks to Rachel and Paul for teaching and calling. Thanks to Matt and Christyn for being the only two musicians to formally commit in advance. Thanks to Patrick Ryan, Bill, Art, Mary, and Angelene for showing up and creating an instant band. Thanks to Des for letting us do this thing. Thanks to Jenny and Carolyn for giving us separate tabs for all of us at the same table. Thanks to Patrick and Ayman for bartending and giving us water as needed. Thanks to everyone who showed up and danced. It was perfect. I couldn't have asked for more.

Oh, and if you left a pair of large dance sneakers behind, they're in my car.

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