The flyer promised hot cars, hot bar-b-q, hot pin-up girls, hot bands and cold beer Saturday (8-19-17) in Kannapolis, NC at the VFW Post 8989. I asked Karen, “How can we not go to this event?”
We arrived minutes after the Free Swing Dance Lessons started at noon. Karen had to use the facilities. I grabbed a pretty girl and jumped right in to keep us from falling behind the class.
Karen and I were not naturals and I have video clips to prove it, but Swing Dancing is fun!
I thanked Ms. Rockabilly Resurrection 2016 for helping me with my steps and wished her luck in this year’s competition.
Jem Crossland and the Hypertonics were scheduled to kick off the live music at 1:00 pm, but the sound crew struggled with their equipment and it was 1:25pm before the band got started. Different bands where slated to rotate on and off the stage about every hour.
The sound was tight and music right when Crazy Man Crazy hit the stage rocking at 2:00pm.
The car show was a better than expected collection of old classics, hot rods, untouched survivors, restored beauties and insane customs.
We wore ourselves out dancing and gawking at awesome machines in a scalding-hot parking lot and retreated well before the last band came on at 8:00pm. The veterans at the VFW Post 8989 in Kannapolis know how to throw a party. We just couldn’t keep up with them all day. Go Vets!