Good Rockin' Daddy At The Petroleum Club 6/24/2017
They're back! The Good Rockin Daddy Band! Good music, good food, and good friends!
"Let's get this show on the road!"
Leroy is taking the orders for our table tonight
Nice moves guys!
Stirring up the dust!
West Coast Swing... Looks like fun!
Did You Know? - West Coast Swing (WCS) is a partner dance with roots in Lindy Hop. It is characterized by a distinctive elastic look that results from its basic extension-compression technique of partner connection, and is danced primarily in a slotted area on the dance floor. The dance allows for both partners to improvise steps while dancing together, putting West Coast Swing in a short list of dances that put a premium on improvisation.
Do we recognize these people?
Our wait-staff at the Petroleum Club are really nice folks!
Iris is sporting her new doo!
Arm outstretched... Must be a disco move
Shirley and Brian joined us this evening!
Sue checks everyone making sure all is well!
They made it off the dance floor again!
"So Donna, let me get this straight!"
Bernie asks... She happily accepts... Off to the races!
Watch Bernie go! Not too bad for approaching 96 years of age!
Paul had to request the volume be turned down!
Music excellent! Volume bad!
Brian has his own solution!
Vicky of course had a solution
Sandy & Charlie demonstrate an essential disco move
Did You Know? - Disco is a genre of dance music containing elements of funk, soul, pop and salsa. It achieved popularity during the mid-1970s to the early 1980s. Its initial audiences in the U.S. were club-goers from the gay, African American, Italian American, Latino, and psychedelic communities in Philadelphia and New York City during the late 1960s and early 1970s.
The term is derived from discothèque (French for "library of phonograph records", but it was subsequently used as a term for nightclubs in Paris). By the early 1940s, the terms disc jockey and DJ were in use to describe radio presenters. During WWII, because of restrictions set in place by the Nazi occupiers, jazz dance halls in Occupied France played records instead of using live music. Eventually more than one of these jazz venues had the proper name discothèque. By 1959, the term was used in Paris to describe any of these type of nightclubs. That year, a young reporter named Klaus Quirini started to select and introduce records at the Scotch-Club in Aachen, West Germany. By the following year the term was being used in the United States to describe that type of club, and a type of dancing in those clubs.
We got worried after they did not move for 45 seconds!
They demonstrated a disco step called the "DAB"
Did You Know? - Dabbing, or the dab, is a simple dance move or playful gesture, in which a person drops their head into the bent crook of a slanted arm, while raising the opposite arm in a parallel direction but out straight. The move looks similar to someone sneezing into the "inside" of the elbow.
By golly... She's got it!
"Where was she pointing? You know the arm is
supposed to be pointed at the moon!"
Meanwhile the show goes on!
Dell does not look convinced!
Wait... I change every 3 seconds!
This is my good one!
Looking good Ed!
Paul tries to give himself rabbit ears!
"Dear... Your arms need to be longer!"
Our group had the floor all evening!
The band was excellent albeit a bit on the loud side!
A nice selection of upbeat music all evening
"And the winner is....."
Bernie found a partner
Our group looks pretty good out there!
Go Iris Go!
All eyes are upon you!
"Yup... Even Dell!
Bernie gets a cell phone lesson from Pat...
Good to have good friends!