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Tuesday, August 16, 2005 :::

The Dancin' Foo'

I really don't like to imagine how many videos might exist of me dancing. Someone always has a video camera at weddings, parties, on vacations, or god knows where else. I already know that Stacy has one of us from her wedding, alone together on the dancefloor, attempting a speed-polka. The worst would probably be when I was 15 and drunk off table champagne at my cousin's wedding. I ended up slow dancing with my aunt to Angel Eyes by the Jeff Healy Band. We swayed back and forth dramatically. I had my eyes closed and was singing along. I feel sick to this day just thinking about it.

Speaking of unfairly capturing the drunk and uncoordinated on video: over a year ago, the night before departing on a cruise out of Jacksonville, Florida, my travel companions and I witnessed a phenomenon unlike anything we've ever witnessed before. Alive with energy and apparently uninhibited by any sense or shame or fear of public humiliation, one undaunted dancer entertained and captivated an enthralled audience of onlookers for at least thirty spellbinding minutes.

As I took a video of her startling performance, the old man next to me, who reminded me of Sanford from Sanford and Son, said "That lady sure is a dancin' foo'," which I'm pretty sure is a direct quote from Billy Elliot. This lady was no Billy Elliot.

Anyway, I never posted it before because it was not the best quality and 7MB large and not all that great. But now that my bandwidth is unmetered and thereby free, I can post anything I damn well please.

Right click to download The Dancin' Foo' (7MB)
[it's better viewed at full screen with the sound on]

Oh, and Dancin' Foo', if you're out there somewhere reading this and you recognize yourself, don't worry because it's not really you. It's just someone who looks and moves and dresses like you. You're actually a really really good dancer.

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she HAD to dance in high school...she was reliving her glory days..thats what happens to old dancers..they end up in public places and try to show off..too much hair spray before the friday night football games, I am left with a scar on my brain from that video..thanks

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:32 PM  

We witnessed a girl at the Lion's Tap downtown (the bouncer said she's a regular) who puts this woman to shame. It's worth a pop in just to try to catch her. You'll know who she is.
As an added bonus, she was wearing gold snakeskin pants....and let's just say they weren't flattering.

By Blogger Alicia, at 12:53 AM  


By Anonymous Anonymous, at 7:35 AM  

I love you for finally posting this.

Too bad you weren't able to capture the part where she would position herself on the opposite side of the dance floor from acid wash jeans and then run back over to him in a grand display of flailing. So awesome.

By Blogger Kristina, at 8:22 AM  


By Blogger Biglug, at 8:56 AM  

oh man. i'm embarassed for her.

By Blogger Honey Bunny, at 10:43 AM  

Your angel eyes slow dance is on my list of top ten favorite stories.I have heard it a million times and laugh just as hard each time.That wedding poka was seriously a cardio workout.I remember being sore a few days afterward and assume it was from that dance...or the wild,psyco wedding night...heh,heh,heh...gross...

By Blogger Stacy, at 11:21 AM  

I know how to spell polka

By Blogger Stacy, at 11:34 AM  

she wasn't that bad

By Blogger Editor, at 11:40 AM  

As the other traveling companion, I say ditto to Kristina's comment. That woman was so embarassing to watch, that you just couldn't look away...


By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:06 PM  

Tee Hee, check the kids out, one is trying to protect the other from the flailing.

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1:06 PM  

This made my morning.
And oh looks like they're about to get a little racy there at the end!

By Blogger denverco, at 1:22 PM  

She is a SUPASTAH!!! You just know that in her mind she’s like “Everyone is watching me wishing they had moves like this”, I’ve been drunk but not that damned drunk… at least I hope not! The closest I’ve come to bad dancing in public is when I tried out for a talent show in 4th grade with a friend who had choreographed some moves and showed them to me while we were waiting for our “audition”. Needless to say the judges were not impressed by my walking back and forth from stage right to stage left and kicking my leg up every few steps, I guess it might have helped to have music playing…

By Blogger Samara, at 2:56 PM  

For some reason, every time I go to a concert I always get stuck next to people who feel the need to dance like that through the entire show. Lucky me.

By Blogger Angela, at 3:59 PM  

i sort of agree with the top anonymous, except that i don't thknk she danced in some other place, some other time.

i think that she has watched a lot of people and a lot of movies, and has a really good idea of what dancing ~is~ ...

but has never had the cojones or inclination or enough boozohol or enough strangers to try out those MOVES before.

that's why we have to look. it's right on the edge of actually being really really good!

i applaud you, wherever you are, acid jeans and oversized red shirt lady. (cue beer commercial music). and i especially applaud the videographer. that clip CRACKS MY SH*T UP!!!

By Blogger rhubygirl, at 6:07 PM  

That woman is happy, having a good time, and she doesn't give a flip what you think. She'll suck the marrow out of whatever sort of life fate hands her. Dance, lady in red, dance!

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9:45 PM  

My stupid 'puter. I can't wait to watch this at work tomorrow. Oh, and I'm embarrassed for you with that story of dancing with your aunt. That's just wrong!

By Blogger Kiddo78, at 11:59 PM  

I think she was actually a very good dancer. It's just that the X-large red t-shirt that she was wearing was somewhat unflattering.

I love to see people freaking out. What was the music playing?

By Blogger Lubin, at 5:27 AM  

What kills me is that she has a gentleman caller ...

By Anonymous Doll, at 6:56 PM  

it's like Elaine from Seinfeld - a full body dry heave!

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:31 PM  

Hey, I thought I looked pretty good...

By Blogger asia, at 2:55 AM  

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