Day 100: Dancing in a brewery
This was what Sunday’s activity was all about:
this is the first dance out we have had in a while, and it was great fun 😀 One of our local breweries Darkstar brewery was holding a hopfest, and way back in the mists of time (about May) they asked us to perform for them…
last week…we looked at their program and they discovered that we had been forgotten about 😦
Never fear however, the problem was rectified and we were shoehorned into
the program… this didn’t bode well for a fun and successful dance out…but in the end it turned out well 🙂
The first stand was at The Partridge, a pub in the village where the brewery was, we he a fairly confined dance space and we kept nearly knocking over the girl who was bravely trying to bring out people’s lunches past us, but we had an excellent audience and (for once) a nice flat area to dance in 🙂
At this stand I did 4 dances: Maiden castle, Standing Stones, broomstick dance and Fanny frail.
then we walked over to the Brewery for the second half…it was a 15 min walk, so that helped the exercise!
The second stand took place inside the brewery its self, the enclosed space made our music and whooping sound awesome! It all added to an excellent atmosphere!
<—– look dancing inside in the brewery! I am in that one, I am the blur of speed on the left hand side, the one you can see a little bit of red on 🙂 I love this photo because it shows the speed and enthusiasm with which we attack each dance, this particular dance being (the now infamous) Spank the Monkey!
at this stand I did (initially) 3 of the dances, Spank the Monkey, foul-mouthed Cat and Fanny Frail and then…for possibly the first time in the history of Morris Dancing…we got an encore!! hehe an encore!! so we danced the most excellent Thor’s Hammer!
All in all it was a very good day of dancing, and you have to remember that throughout all of this intensely energetic activity…we are dressed like this:
with a lot of extra material and a mask to cut out oxygen intake, and we are wearing boots that weigh 1.5kg each 🙂 lots of fun 🙂
after we finished, all that remained was to walk the 15 mins back to my car with the cheers of our adoring fans ringing in my ears (well…sort of)
So day 100 spectacularly complete 😀
PS…100 days! I can’t believe I have worked out every day for 100 days 😀
PPS…I was driving…so I didn’t undo all my good work by sampling the beer on offer 🙂