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Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Happy Ceili

Ceili was fun again last night even though our musicians were dead from Valhalla so we lacked live music for the first time. We did just fine with the canned stuff, with a little technical issues with the sound being very muddy from the stereo last night. This was odd. But it mostly worked out.

Basically though in the past couple of weeks I've come to one big happy conclusion that was only slightly clouded last night: Everyone is happier. The one exception is Patrick, and I feel bad for him, but he dropped by last night and I was just thrilled to see him. He's not having so much fun at the Plough, but he's hanging in there. He's been there far longer than me, so that's saying a lot. I don't know how things are all going to work out in the long run, but for now, we've got about 40 people regularly attending in Alameda. It's a great crowd. And meanwhile, John and Gretchen are getting to remake Mondays at the Plough in their vision, so they're happier too. I think there's room for both of us in this world. I just wish it all could've been handled better. But there we were last night, flying through the demo for Google on Thursday, and practicing Anne's wedding dance, waltzing and redowa'ing and I taught the beginners the whole 4 hand reel in 1 hour and though they were a little overwhelmed, I figure that's okay. They'll be back again and they did fine in the open dancing. They've got the basic figures, and Terry always said that was more important to getting dancing than to fuss over footwork, and I firmly believe that. Your footwork can be beautiful and you can still be in totally the wrong place. If you're making it through the figures, your footwork probably isn't hurting anyone else (save for the round the house which is the one thing I spent quality time on). Anyway, it was a lovely night, full of dancing, friends, new faces, and goodness. I like how things have turned out.


  • Last night went ok. I was a little ticked that people didn't seem to be listening too well to announcement and teachers compared to earlier nights. Someone ignored the big clearly written sign that said "don't open this window" and that caused me to have a minor rage, but those items can be improved upon. As a general whole, this is quite a good event.

    By Blogger Chrisfs, at 2:30 PM  

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