Just got home after a crazy fun time at the first annual Dance Parade in New York. Lots of really amazing and strange folks dancing up a storm. Our group of swing dancers numbered around 20, following Mr. Swank’s beautiful PT Cruiser, which was pumping out swingin’ jazz for the dancers. The lovely and talented Lilieblue organized the swing contingent from Yehoodi with charm and grace.
The video above was taken by my buddy Mark Kapner, which is why I am shouting his name at the end.
That’s the beautiful Atalanta and me in our matching black outfits.
The parade as a whole was about as chaotic and disorganized as you
might imagine an event would be if organized by a bunch of dancers.
For some reason much of our time in the parade was spent sprinting
after our car, parade marshall’s rushing us to the end of the parade
like it was a race.
We arrived at Washington Square Park at around
2:30, more than an hour before the final parade festivities there. In the park there were hundreds of dancers just hanging around waiting for something to happen and with no music of their own to dance to. There was a dance showcase on a stage, but we didn’t stay for too much of it.
Hopefully others will post more pictures since I was too busy dancing to take hardly any myself.