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Us May 09

Guerrilla Contra in Davis Square

Last night we went to a Guerilla Contra dance in Davis Square (Somerville, MA). It was organized by Jeff Kaufman who has done a few of these.

It was lots of fun and a big success - lots of people seemed to be having a good time. Most of the time we had about 30 people dancing in two short lines. The band had various combinations of 4-6 fiddles, several penny whistles, 2 accordians, a guitar, string base, mandolin, and a stroh violin. We were on brick sidewalk with various unevenness so there was a bit of challenge.

There were lots of onlookers and a few of them joined in. I tried to these folks to join in by they were unmoved.

Below is a brief video that someone took.

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I had my suspicions, but I had to "view image" and zoom in to be sure. (Remember, I haven't lived in Massachusetts in ten years.)

Your subject line is redundant

The contras were guerillas, or more properly guerrillas or guerrilleros ... What?
Oh. Never mind.

--Dr. Whom, Consulting Linguist, Grammarian, Orthoëpist, and Philological Busybody

Re: Your subject line is redundant

spelling corrected and the picture is a bigger.

That looks like great fun!

Glad you enjoyed it.


Wait, are you wearing actual trousers?

Edited at 2012-03-23 01:40 pm (UTC)

Yes trousers. It is really weird not dancing in a skirt. Given the weather I could have just gone there in one - since there'd be no place to change.

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