Monday, March 12, 2012

Dancing in Central City (CO)

On Friday, my dance partner and friend Michael asked me to go up to Central City, Colorado with him to dance and see him sing. He was going to sing a song with the Atomic Drifters. For those of you attending VLV 15, the Atomic Drifter will play the Bienville at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, April 6, 2012.

Central City is about a 30 to 40 minute drive outside of Denver. It’s a historic mining settlement founded in 1859 during the Pike’s Peak Gold Rush and at one time was referred to as the “Richest Square Mile on Earth”. Today Central City is packed with casinos. After six years in Denver, I had never actually stopped to check out the casinos or the town.

Now back to my story. We arrived at the casino and, as expected, stuck out like sore thumbs in our vintage attire. Luckily, my most esteemed friends Z & R were also at the casino. They are magical together on the dance floor. I remember when I was just beginning to dance, I would watch them and wish I could be an ounce as graceful and entertaining.

The band went on at 9:00 p.m. and we danced nearly every song until a little after midnight. Man was I worn out by the end of the evening. I didn’t mention it but Central City sits at 8,510 feet above sea level. Denver is of course at 5,280 but that additional 3,230 feet really will do you in! I can’t wait to see what it is like to dance Las Vegas elevation (2,030 feet).

Michael sang "La Bamba" with the band. He was truly the incarnation of Ritchie Valens. The band even gave him an encore performance as it was so well received the first time.

Did anyone else dance this weekend?


  1. Woo! Don't you just love a dress that flares out like that when you spin around? You look amazing!

    1. I really do love a swing skirt! You are so sweet.

  2. Oh my! I think im very envious of your life :P