It’s a rite of passage. Your first school dance. Do you remember yours? I do. Boys packed tight onto one side of our gym, girls on the other with a huge empty chasm in-between. Our math/gym teacher was spinning the records up on stage. It ran from 4:30-7:00 pm. I wasn’t at my daughters first dance but I got the next best thing – the chauffeur gig picking up her and three friends post dance to drive them home. Their dance was from 7:00-9:30pm so it was a late night, a school night no less. The chatter on the way home? Pure gold.
I remember it vividly, Jason. The Auditorium (gym). Grade 7. Mike Aihoshi played guitar with his teeth! Just like Hendrix. I had never seen Hendrix, mind you or heard him play, for that matter but a friend¹s much cooler, older brother had previously regaled us with all the incredible things Jimmy could do with his axe¹. So, I called it the moment I saw it. It was pure Foxy-Voodoo-Haze-Along the Watchtower stuff, complete with Joe, and Mary! And, yes, I think there were girls there, tooon the far side of the roomalthough I can¹t be sure? It¹s vague, really, but that band was cookin¹. We were 12 year-old music nerds and it was golden; my first rock concert ever! Don¹t ask me what I had for breakfast. That¹s far too long ago. 😉
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From: The Art of Dad Reply-To: The Art of Dad Date: Friday, February 5, 2016 at 4:28 PM To: Rod Young Subject: [New post] School dance epilogue
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Brilliant Rod! Love the details. They were golden times, made more so through the lens of time… Be well.