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Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Tempest in the Park

So I went to the Tempest show last night, and was happy to have a small but fun set of dancers to join me. We dragged two beginners through Fairy Reel and danced Four Hand, Iron Hand, Bronwyn, Galway, and four handed polka sets. On the second to last song, Leif said, "Now we're gonna do a big circle dance. Everybody get up, and follow along." And then he points at me (us). This is the second time in a week he's done that to me. Again, with the blushing and the eek, but again with the "Fezziwig, at your service!" Head down means go in. Left arm waving means circle left. Right arm waving means circle right. Yelling "Swing the person next to you!" Finally, I was bored, and I'm pretty sure the crowd was getting bored, so I broke the circle and started a reel (a la Fezziwigs), which is to say, follow the leader in a windy snaking path. It worked, and I'd definitely do that again. And I suspect I'm going to need that skill again before the year is out. I gave Leif a little crap for it at the end of the show, but he joked back, and said that next time we were required to do our dancing up front rather than hiding in the back. It's nice to have such a good rapport with a band. There's been enough nights at the King's Head now where they've been there, and been sick or tired or what have you, and they've specifically thanked me (us) for dancing because then they don't have to work as hard at being entertaining in addition to playing good music.

We followed the dancing with ice cream at Rick's. I had a Swiss Mocha cone - chocolate/coffee with chocolate chips. Mmmmm. And then I went home and tidied up. It's summer at it's best.


  • He did that to me at the Caliban show last time. Bah!

    By Blogger tshuma, at 12:38 PM  

  • Oh wow, I didn't see you guys. I kept looking for irish dancers and all I saw was kids and parents. I wsa sitting up close to the band, on the right hand side of the stage. I left about 20 minutes early, so I guess I missed the good stuff. I didn't recognize anyone and thought no one showed :(

    By Blogger kethraj, at 1:43 PM  

  • Soory I missed it. It sounds like fun.

    By Blogger Chris S, at 1:38 PM  

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