Baby, it sure was cold outside.
Sunday started off with lindybombing the pants off of Old Bus Depot Markets in Kingston. Everyone seemed to enjoy themselves, and it was probably the most fun I’ve had dancing on concrete. Public displays like that are great – they serve as wonderful advertisements for the dance. The DJs know this, meaning a whole range of songs get showcased – hard to find an hour of dancing as varied as this.
Then… the winery! The beautiful views of lovely outdoors were hampered by an icy wind that cut right through you. Luckily inside had a fire going (lovely!), not to mention the multitude of dancers. Lake George Winery is a nice venue, made all the more so by the availability of wine.
Dinner and dancing at Digress, my favourite place to go out to in Canberra, rounded off the extended weekend. The final social of Canberrang were broken up by a DJ battle and the Swing Olympics, a series of events too surreal to do justice on paper. All I can say is, watching the creative way that a certain team managed to cheat (*cough* China *cough*) at relay, ice skating and tobogganing made my day.
And with that, my Canberrang experience is done for the year. Already I’m counting down the days til my favourite lindy exchange returns to this beautiful city of ours, and when it does I’ll be right here transcribing each day, typing through the pain and fighting off sleep for just another few moments.
Until then, I’ll take some well-earned rest. I hope my fellow dancers are able to do the same.