Wow, what a weekend. I sure didn’t expect to end up dancing to TMBG’s Ana Ng on a stage with Mavi and a pair of drag queens.
Ah, it’s not as wild as I make it out to be 😉 Mavi, Jeff, and I went to Lipgloss at La Rumba to dance. Lipgloss is a “Indie, Brit-Pop, Glam, Soul, and Rock” club. It exponentially multiplied the number of men in drag I’ve ever seen in person. And Hipsters galore. Quite fun actually. A bunch of people dress up in retro clothing to go out. Most of the men were wearing blazers and button-up shirts in pastels, some with ruffles. Some women wore pillbox hats and heels. The dance floor was empty until we started at it, and within 4 songs it was full. The DJs played a pretty good mix at the start: J-pop, french scat, Michael Jackson, Beck. Later in the night the music started to get predictably “80s” with the Clash, Depeche Mode, Rolling Stones, ACDC, still pretty good stuff, but not the great eclectic mix they had in the beginning. Whenever Mavi and I took a break, someone would encourage us to get dancing again (that’s how we ended up with Stacey and Kelly on the platform “stage”). Everyone was nice! It was refreshing to go to a dance club where people were there to dance and have a good, self-aware, time. Too often dance clubs are flesh fests, where people go to get stinking drunk or to hook up with a stranger. I’ll take La Rumba over Pollyesters any day.
I got tired pretty fast that Friday. 2 1/2 hours of aerobic dancing is tiring enough, but I had already had 1 1/2 hours of ballet that evening. Ballet is going really well. I pulled off a perfect double pirouette last week! I can control a single fairly regularly now. Sure, triples used to be my goal, but these days I’m happy to do a good single. Christina remarked that I was getting my strength back pretty fast:-)
We went to see Les Enfants Terribles at Starz last night. I didn’t like it very much. Maybe I just wasn’t in the mood for absurdist French cinema. Afterwards Ben, Bruce, Brian, Jeff, and I got a late bite at Pete’s Kitchen. I love my biscuits and gravy.
Brian and I have hit Scrabble hard since watching Word Wars. We played four games yesterday, and we have plans for more after dinner tonight. (I’m 3-1, though Brian got a bingo on the game he won. I’m insanely jealous).