Monday, July 15, 2013

Summer Street Dance in West Linn

I often find myself writing about happenings on the Oregon Coast and ignoring what goes on locally.  I didn't even know about this fun Street Dance a mile away in Willamette until a friend posted on Facebook.
On a warn summer night on July 13th, the main road through town, Willamette falls Dr. was closed and the fun began.

It was so great to see a good turnout on this lovely summer night, with the street was closed, people and pets  plopped down on lawn chairs and hay bales to people watch and enjoy a meal, which the local restaurants were glad to provide.  
It was a 'bring your own lawn chair event' starting at 5 PM with a Frank Sinatra Tribute by John English, followed by a juggler.  I thought they should have had the juggler first, since people were in the mood for more music and they had to wait over and hour for the band.

Local royalty was on hand ...
When the band started, the kids formed a line dance, and it was fun to see all ages up dancing and having fun until 11 PM!
The band, Pressure Point provided lots of great variety with tunes from Motown to Disco, up to present day.
It was fun to see a revival of this fun tradition from the early 1900's.  If you find yourself in West Linn next summer, this is an event worth checking out!