Sunday, January 24, 2010

Cville Scene

Last night I went to a Haiti Benefit concert (Hoos for Haiti) to see my Q2 Finance prof's band.

I saw a brand new side of Cville that I had never seen before.

I'm not entirely sure what I was expecting. Before my prof's band, there was a swing band, so there were remnants of swing dancers left in front of the stage. I anticipated that people would be standing around and listening to the music, as my friends and I were doing.

I was wrong.

The band began to play and the floor suddenly started moving, with people of all ages dancing in all sorts of styles. There were little toddlers bouncing around to the music, teenage girls doing their own thing, university students swing dancing, and fully-fledged adults completely rocking out. I have never seen such a concentration of long silver hair in one room.

So when we went to say hi to our finance prof after his band finished, we asked if this was normal for Charlottesville. Apparently it is. If I ever want to see it again, I simply need to wait for another benefit concert or make my way to Fridays After Five.

Maybe next time, I'll dance...

1 comment:

wendy edwards said...

Julie, I came across your blog in a search for news in C'ville and I'd love to talk with you about the Haiti benefit you went to for a story to go on a brand new website devoted to networking live music musicians, venues and fans. Pls. contact me! production at wendyedwards dot com