We played for a beach party this past Saturday. During the coldest part of the year, those crazy Indianapolis contra dancers try to psych the cold away by pretending they are at the beach! It was a fabulous idea, and the multitude of warm bodies increasing the heat and humidity as they danced only added to the effect.
The beach, filled with tons of beachgoers.
This is Steve, our caller. We love working with Steve. He tells us important things about the dances that some callers don't think bands want to know. Trust me, we do.
Three of the Roar Sharks, the newest contra dance sensation to hit the Midwest!
At the break, just by being the hired band, we were appointed to be judges of three costume contests: Most Colorful, Best Accessorized, and Most Likely To Get Thrown in the Pool (my favorite).
It was a great time, and I don't think we scared anyone off with our rather boisterous, unconventional approach to the music. No one stormed out, for instance, when Meg broke out the tupan.