Sunday, March 29, 2009

A Swingin' Good Time

Swing songs were the soundtrack to my dreams last night, after an amazing evening in Bremerton watching David play with his new band - "Rude and Unprofessional." I don't know how they got a crazy name like that, but they were anything but. They were classy, energetic, a small band with a "big band" feel.When we first got to the Charleston Ballroom for a soundcheck, other band members seemed amazed that I was there.
"It's going to be a looooong night," one woman said to me.
"How much did he pay you for you to come here?" said the upright bass player.

I guess they didn't understand that a woman in her 20's gets a major kick out of big band and swing music, and that her sweetie couldn't pay her enough to stay home. I wouldn't miss seeing David play for the world.
And neither would David's sister Grace and her husband, Prasad. They came all the way from Redmond to see him play, and tore up the dance floor. I'm so glad they were there.
Luckily, I got asked to dance several times, and I just had a blast. Something about dancing to swing music in a big puffy skirt makes me feel so alive, and thrilled. That's when one of David's band members turned to him and said,

"I didn't know why she'd want to come until I saw her dance." Yup, that about sums it up.

One of the best parts of the entire night was when the band was done playing, and they put on some salsa. I finally got to dance with David, and even the instructors were watching us. I love dancing salsa, because I actually know some moves and can shake my hips.

All in all, it was such a wonderful time. I heard from a band member's wife that they are going to be playing at the Charleston Ballroom once per month, and I'm so excited. What a fun Saturday night!


Colleen said...

Wow! You two have an amazing relationship. You always have so much fun together! I wish I could go to a david concert!

Paula said...

What a great great great great night! Thanks for sharing. Perfect for you guys, and great photos, too.

- A - C - said...

Kudos to your husband :-)
I wish I could dance, salsa or anything else.. but I love listening to swing anytime.. and live in particular!

McRiguez said...

Oh yay! Then one of those saturdays, I'll be there! But you "plan" it. I can't . . .;)

Lisa said...

Oh, this looks like such a fun evening! I wish I could have heard David and his band play!

....and very cute "puffy" skirt, Kristin!