Thats my point....I would really like to destroy the attitude or ego of some Lindy Hoppers or groove dancers, thats party why the scene has gotten so dismal. We have to be much more open arms and willing to accept newbies or anyone that even looks our way.main_stem wrote:I was one. LOL I actually started dancing because my friends had a band, Blue Plate Special, back in college. It was Chico, CA what else you gonna do. Strangely enough these are the same guys that gave me lots of Basie and Duke to listen to.SirScratchAlot wrote:Ok, you like to call people Twits...but most of the people out today dancing started as a Twit....Lawrence wrote: Using ?Lindy Hop? instead of ?Swing Dance? distinguishes ?us? from the Ballroom scene, not just the zoot-suit, neo-swing twits.
It's kinda funny looking back on an interview I did with a dancer who was really good during the mid 1930's on the subject of Labels. She said they were just Jitterbugs, thats what they Labeled us even though The dance they did was the Lindy Hop, a few dancers called themselves Lindy Hoppers to make themselves seem better, but all in all they were just Jitterbugs as well, weather they liked it or not. I know it's not the same trip as what we are talking about here, but the ego is the simular...i know we feel superior tell other dancers we Lindy Hop, but the the rest of the world we are just swing dancers..
Chico rules, I spent many years up there hangin out in the late 80's and early 90's. skateboarding and music scene was hot, great bands came from there, there used to be a place called Juanita's, and it was good place to see big name bands up close. Glissade Snowboards are from there...as was a Band called the Mother Hips....kinda hippy stuff, but good friends that almost made it Big.