“That’s why I always look for her when D’Agostino comes on!”
I was just watching the beautiful video that Sally posted of her and Carlos dancing together. (Sally, it is so lovely! Congratulations!) I noticed that the first dance is to D’Agostino, which reminded me of the quotation above.
A friend of mine said that while talking with another leader. I can’t remember what was said before or after that, but it stuck in my head. I don’t always know what orchestra is playing, even though I know the music, and I hadn’t even noticed that this friend always grabs me when D’Agostino comes on. But it’s true! And we have tons of fun with it.
(At the first festival I went to, this friend and I were laughing and joking and having a ball. Someone even asked if we were related. But no, we just “get” each other. The little toe taps and torso wiggles that express the music just so.)
And that is why I like to wait until the music has started—to get a dance because all the elements have fallen into place. It is why I don’t like to be the leader’s second choice, the fall-back follower who will do, I suppose. I want a leader to hear the music and know that, for these three or four songs, the two of us together will make the best tanda ever.
(Also, Sally, thank you for that vals, as well. I have been feeling lately like vals just doesn’t grab me like it used to. And then I watched your vals. Thank you for the reminder of how nice it can be!)