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November 22, 2006

this weekend's program

Posted by dogpossum on November 22, 2006 3:15 PM in the category lindy hop and other dances

Ok, so here's the program for this MLX6 weekend:
Thursday 8.30-midnight: Apollo Jump and Gangbusters, 3 dJs, 2 floors, CBD nightclub. Free.
Thursday 11.30-3am: Jumpin' at the Spiegeltent. 2 DJs, the Amazing Spiegeltent. $5.
Friday 6.30-8.30. Welcome Drinks, Holliava Bar, Richmond.
Friday 8:30-midnight: King Porter Stomp with George Washingmachine (Sydney), Julie O'Hara and her quintet, Forever Dance, Richmond. $24.
Friday midnight-6am: Jumpin at the Woodside and BSides, aprox 6 DJs, 2 rooms (hard core lindy/BSides 'unswing'), Forever Dance. $10.
Saturday 2.00-4.00pm. Marquis of Lorne Hotel, Fitzroy. Lunch.
Saturday 4:00-7:00pm. Beer-and-Band. Virus at the Laundry in Fitzroy. Free.
Saturday 3-5pm. Afternoon tea dance. DJ. Spiegeltent. $10.
Saturday 8.30-midnight. Strutters' Ball. JW Swing Orchestra, Coppin Hall Prahran.$28.
Saturday midnight - 6am. Jumpin at the Woodside and The Sugar Bowl (lindy/blues). 6+ DJs, 2 rooms. Forever Dance. $10.
Sunday 2:00-5:30pm. MLX6 picnic. Fitzroy Gardens.
Sunday 1:00-3:00. B# Big Band at Copacobana, Collingwood. $10.
Sunday 7:00-10:00pm. Flying Home Dance with Mike McQuaid's Red Hot Rhythmakers. Forever Dance. $20.
Sunday 10:00-late. Jumpin' at the Woodside. Hundreds of DJs. 2 rooms, Forever Dance. $10.

If you've bought a pass, it'll all cost you only $60.

Now, my program for the weekend is as above, just add in:
Friday 2:00-7:00pm. Set up at Forever Dance.
Thursday 7.30pm. Volunteer meeting.
And then add in the fact that I'm DJing at the Spiegeltent that first Thursday, and I'm running the late nights (with wonderful Keith). I'm also expecting to be there to help Wendy on Thursday night, and at every event over the weekend I'll be hanging around for the other organisers when they need me (we've divided up all the events between us).
We have about 100-odd people flying in from interstate and overseas, and millions of local coming.
I am coordinating our 10 wonderful DJs and 25 fabulous volunteers.
I will have 3 houseguests (Perth, San Diego and Tasmania, Representing) and 1 Squeeze to play with. It will be a massive weekend (it always is), but now that I've finished my marking (as of yesterday!), my extreme anxiety has disappeared, and I feel like it's Christmas eve.
The temperature has dropped to the very pleasant mid-20s and my guests are flying in tonight. I'm really looking forward to the weekend!

[NB all these photos are from The Squeeze's collection. They used to be there at his flickr account, but I suspect he's lost his uber priveleges, hence their unsee-able-ness. Btw, I reccommend those Pnlrland pics - they are work safe. Wearing bright orange vests and all.]

Posted by dogpossum on November 22, 2006 3:15 PM in the category lindy hop and other dances