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Friday, October 17, 2008

Gaelic Storm - Woohoo!

Gaelic Storm was totally awesome!!!

The band's motto has always been, "Never let the truth get in way of telling a good story." Johnny Tarr was thrown onto that altar last night and was reborn with versions by Kenny Chesney, George Michael, Michael Jackson, and Neil Diamond. The Neil Diamond version was amazing.

And my job as Chief Dance Instigator was used to its best purpose. About 20 folks showed up and we usually had at least 2 sets going at any time. There was 4 hand reels, 4 hand jigs, 2 hand jigs, High Caul Cap, Trip to the Cottage, polka sets, and even Anne's Wedding Reel. There was also a little swing and a little blues.

Big thanks go out to Wendy and Jeff for driving and to Jeff and Matt for being the stuff guardians in the balcony while we danced our legs off.

Oh and Culann's Hounds also rocked, though we got oddly scolded by the staff for dancing. Apparently there's no dancing allowed in the area where they were playing. This wasn't posted or anything, but one of the security guys said it wasn't allowed. I was talking to the band afterwards and they were ticked that that happened. The Hounds always seem to love the dancers, which makes the dancers love them all the more.

3 Comments:

  • I was told it was the wide arcing polkas that they didn't like, but I wasn't there to see it, so that's second hand.

    That was just a small thing though, overall, it was a lot of fun to dance and nice to see people.

    By Blogger ChrisFS, at 11:36 AM  

  • Yeah, but if that's the problem, then say, "Hey, could you not do that?" instead of "There's no dancing allowed in here." Very different messages, but the staff there overall seemed geared toward nipping things in the bud rather than being friendly and helpful.

    By Blogger Ammy, at 11:41 AM  

  • Agreed, I guess they are used to much scary situations than us. They were searching people at the door which was a first for me, except for airports and Parliament(British Parliament was more thorough than the airport)

    By Blogger ChrisFS, at 2:19 PM  

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