Monday, November 16, 2009

Twistin' The Night Away

Every second Saturday of every month, there is a very special night at the Lo-Fi Performance Gallery in Seattle. Soul Night, hosted by Emerald City Soul Club, is my absolute favorite night of dancing. It's hard to describe the exhilaration that is Northern Soul dancing. The music moves you the way it wants. Shrugging shoulders, stomping heels, half-closed fists and twisting hips. It's the sweetest to see couples wrapped in each other, hands clasping waists, guys twirling gals. My common law camrade once got flipped upside down by a guy in a bow tie!

This past Soul Night was Rare Soul Weekender. That afternoon, Lady Leila and I went to a Northern Soul record swap. We met one of the founders of Soul Night, who gave us a deal on the 45s we were clutching. Some of our favorites: Aretha Franklin "Soulville", The Vibrations "And I Love Her" cover, Jennell Hawkins "Money", and Etta James "Lay Back Daddy".


Because we've going for over a year now, we've garnered a small group of regulars we see once a month. We wanted to let people know how much we love their company, how rad their dancing is, and just how cool they are! So we made little gifts to pass out.


Here's a better view of the dress I chose to wear last time, and below is one of my favorite Sam Cooke songs. Should you be in the Seattle area, check out Soul Night at the Lo-Fi, hosted by Emeral City Soul Club!


6 comments:

shekton said...

this makes me want to come to seattle and dance to sam cooke

Karima said...

love your dress, and the sailor outfit below!

Missa said...

That sounds like so much fun. Super cute dress too, perfect for bustin' moves!

Cellar Door said...

Sounds like a great night out, I can just imagine you having the best time letting it rip on the dance floor! And you look so cute too!

Heather of Heat Storm said...

the first pic is a little creepy, you look like a ghost!

Pretty Little Pictures said...

Sounds awesome!!