Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Dancing legs, tight skirt.

It’s been three weeks since my sweetheart returned to California, and the good news is…..he was granted his UK settlement visa, so he is coming back to live in London within the next couple of weeks! Alas, my daily Skype calls and IM chats with him most evenings have meant that I have neglected my blog a little, but here follows a roundup of the last three weekends….

US Rockabilly legend Royce Porter took to the stage at the Boston Arms earlier this month, with an all-star UK backing band comprising of Imelda May, Darrel Higham and Carlos and the Bandidos. They put on a great show, and the combination of musicians complimented each other perfectly.

The River Rhythm Trio were the support band and I really enjoyed their set too – they have bags of energy, great style, and it seems that there will be plenty of opportunities to see them play this year, including at the Rhythm Riot!

As well as being Royce Porter’s UK debut, it was also the evening that I decided to debut my deadstock blue lurex pencil skirt. After a night spent running for multiple near-missed trains and buses (both on the journey there, and back), I can confirm, that whilst this skirt is pretty to look at, it is most definitely not ideal if you are in a rush to catch various forms of public transport...

The following weekend saw a return to The Knight’s Templar – also known as the venue where Aaron and I held our wedding reception! It was strange going back without the husband in tow, but it was a fun night nonetheless.

Organised by The Big Kahuna, and accompanied by DJ Dandy on the decks, the music was great, the dance floor (or the half carpet/half marble floor!) was busy and everyone had a really enjoyable evening. Hopefully there will be more dance events at this venue, as it’s really beautiful, centrally located, and the drinks are cheap! Roll on the next Rock n Roll Old School, that’s what I say!

Last weekend was the tiki-tastic Hula Boogie, held at South London Pacific in Kennington. I am pleased to report that I got my dance on, as my happy feet had been itching to bust a move all week. Minnie Moons was also on hand, offering vintage manicures, and I can confirm that there were a lot of pretty nails in the room by the end of the night.

I also came to the realisation that happiness really can come from that moment when you are on your way home at the end of the night, and you remember that you have a delicious chocolate Jive bar stashed in your handbag from when they were handed out earlier in the evening, but you were too busy dancing to eat it...

I stumbled upon this little video of me having a boogie at Hula Boogie on Sunday night, and whilst I don’t normally post that many videos on here, I thought I’d add it in for you to have a little gander...