Late Night Dancing
Interesting thing I have encountered with my travels across the United States is what kind and what tempos of music are played as it gets into the late night hours.
In Pennsylvania a lot of people insist that once it gets into the late hours it is only appropriate to play blues music. But if you go to Rochester, New York you might be dancing to some soul music at 3 A.M. in the morning. To get even more baffling, at Jammin’ on the James a few months back I distinctly remember a jam circle featuring the song Swingtime in the Rockies during the 1-2 AM hours.
The funny thing is, the arguments have not changed in seven years. Read this yehoodi topic to see for yourself.
My personal view on the issue is pretty much in line with the two quotes Mike Faltesek wrote on the same topic linked above:
Quote one in response to the post, “Tempo should decrease as it gets later.”
tempos, to me, are meaningless. i like my music hot and full of energy almost all the time, but especially the later it gets. I need music that is screaming at me to wake up and swingout. Not music thats telling me to drink or to hump the cute girl thats hitting on me.
rant [bleep!] having different rooms
lets just have different exchanges. it would be nice to finally have a lindy exchange other than the Binge that stays true to its name. There is nothing more frustrating than going to an exchange thinking that you are going to be able to dance your favorite dance and then have to sit or try to “expand your boundries”. [bleep!] i just want to dance lindy hop! /rant
If you have any views on the topic, I would love to hear them folks.