Today I awoke thinking about how much I would like to go Lindy- Hop dancing. Lindy – Hop dancing is brilliant, ladies look pretty hot and snazzy when they’re doing it, men look super hot and snazzy when they’re doing it.
What is there not to love? I want to look pretty hot and snazzy while dancing with super hot and snazzy.
A few months ago we went to ‘The Cat’s Meow’ in London Bridge to hear the Rock n’ Roll band ‘The Picadilly Bullfrogs’ and do some Lindy-Hopping. It’s a dirty student bar that was transformed into a vintage world war 2 venue with everyone dressed the part and looking… yep, pretty hot and snazzy AND super hot and snazzy!
There was a variety of ages, from young things to old. There definitely were a few characters there that I imagine may have been the first to dance the Lindy- Hop steps, if you get what I mean.. I was a little concerned that hip replacements may be necessary!
It was a brilliant night and I am desperate to go again, however, I encountered these problems that I, in my excitement, hadn’t anticipated.
1. I don’t know how to ‘Lindy – Hop’.
2. I always get asked to dance by an awkward, VERY insistent bald man (not super hot and snazzy!) who ignores my ‘I don’t know how, I DON’T KNOW HOW!’
3. It then, inevitably, is the longest song possible.
4. I can’t dance with strangers without apologising incessantly for my bad ‘moves’ and STARING intently at my feet so as to avoid eye contact.
Actually, on rereading these problems I have decided that, pretty much, you can apply these problems to anytime I have tried dancing or even just any part of my life!
On second thought maybe I won’t be going Lindy- Hop dancing, not today anyway.
But if you are much smoother than I, which let’s be honest isn’t too hard, and you want to give it a go then the next
‘The Cat’s Meow’ is on Saturday 16th of June.
I recommend going with a bunch of lovely people that you can giggle with, drinks are cheap too, which may … or may not aid you in your Lindy-Hopping!
– Celeste xx
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