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One more comment about these Swing cons/comps. The degree of engagement that the people have who participate in these things reminds of other things that I've really immersed myself into in the past, such as roller skating and karaoke singing. I find this stuff really compelling, and have a feeling that I might really like to spend a lot of time on Swing dancing, including going to the cons/comps. However, I don't know if this will be feasible (or even possible), because of other commitments (primarily, needing to find a keep a tech job in a highly competitive job market and a weak economy).

Should I decide to involve myself more in Swing dancing, I envision a lot of road trips down to SoCal. I used to drive back and forth from there on weekends and holidays sometimes, from about the late fall of 1988 (when I first started applying to grad schools down there), throughout the time I went to UCLA and worked there after graduation, until about the fall of 1996 (when I went to a tech conference in Anaheim). A lot of club/dance music used to accompany me on those drives to and from SoCal. Some people I know complained that there was nothing good to listen to during those drives down I-5, but I found the club/dance type music very suitable for driving. Among other things, the groove fit the high speed driving.

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cahwyguy
Oct. 15th, 2011 09:52 pm (UTC)
So, if you're into swing, do you know my friend Dave Kamins?
gregbo
Oct. 16th, 2011 12:01 am (UTC)
I don't know him personally, but I remember seeing him do country two-step at South Bay Dance Fling. I was impressed by his technique. I only know a little bit of country two-step, so I was watching him and a few other people to get some tips on footwork, frame, etc.
cahwyguy
Oct. 16th, 2011 12:22 am (UTC)
Dave and I go back to high school, where we both played Diplomacy together.
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