Saturday, September 9, 2006

Dance Dance Evolution

Last night was a wild one. I had one of those nights where you wonder why people are always talking about how there's nothing to do here. It wasn't that I did a whole lot, it was what I did: I went to Soulcialism, Pittsburgh's monthly celebration of the dance and kickass music. As the name implies, Soulcialism is all about soul music. Really 60s and 70s Rhythm and Blues and Soul music. Here's the kind of stuff I'm talking about:

  • "We Can Work It Out"  (Beatles) as performed by Stevie Wonder

  • "The Midnight Hour" (Wilson Pickett) as performed by ??

  • "Please Mr. Postman" (??)

Anywho, the best part about it all was the attitude of the crowd. People were dancing and enjoying themselves. Yes it was 100 degrees and 100% humidity there inside, but it was well worth it. Since everyone was sweaty, no one really seemed to mind. The whole deal went down at the White Eagle, this after hours club off Carson in the South Side... good times.

It was even "New Orleans night," at least ostensibly, so they played a little bit of NOLA stuff from the 60s, and they sold a compilation mix where the proceeds went to some charity in New Orleans.

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