What a night!


Almost like being back in the city.

I WAS in Jönköping witch is at least fairly big.

Dancing every muscle in my body even more sore than they where from lifting girls in Lindy Hop.

Being offered a blowjob by a gay guy who liked that i was wearing a kilt.

Being befriended by skinsheads (SHARP skins = anti racist original skins) and punks.

Skins.

Skins.

Almost ending up in a fight with the smallest, scrawniest skinhead i have ever seen.

As oposed to his friends he had a problem with me wearing a kilt and if you step up to my face, wearing Dr Martens (like me) ands a shaved head i dont care if you are drunk OR scrawny.

I do however want to keep a sort of friendship with the SHARPs since like them (always did).

I met one of them again today in the silly little hamlet where i live.

The one with all the piercings and tattos…..who is bi sexual and took a peek under my kilt.

I was on my way to root canal at the dentist so by now i´m numb everywhere…almost.

Btw: A lot of dance steps used by skins while dancing to Ska music (SHARPs) is similar to that of Swing and Charleston (Ska, like Charleston is in 2 beat)

Airsteps


Two days of this, the second one hungover took its toll. And here we go again.

I like the feeling of being in secong gear that i have missed for some time.

Guess how your arms and legs feels after hours of this after an untrained winter?

“It dont mean a thing if it aint got that swing” holds true in Lindy. Without that “oumph”

or attitude it becomes more like Swedish Bugg or Leroc

(witch is fine…but other dances with characters of their own)

Above couple shows swing / Charleston attitude. I sometimes wonder if instructors shouldnt start with letting the pupils snap their fingers and walk around with an attitude instead of beginning with basic steps.

Imagine Paso Doble or Tango without any character. The same is true for Lindy.

Without it, dancing is just walking funny to music.