Fun night of dancing

_MAL1573, originally uploaded by Michael A. Lowry.

Last night after my salsa lessons, I caught the subway down to Söder to get in a few hours of Lindy hop at Chicago. I arrived just as Stina was about to leave. Stina is one of the folks I met up at Kittelfjäll a couple of weeks ago, whom I later discovered was a Lindy hop dancer. Well with a little encouragement, I managed to convince her to stay for a couple of dances. She's an excellent dancer, and I was having so much fun dancing that I forgot to try to get a photo.

That's my dilemma: take photos of fun stuff, or do fun stuff.

It was hot in the place; if the air conditioning was working at all, it was hard to notice. Everyone there was sweating — literally dripping sweat. A change of shirts wouldn't have made a difference for longer than a couple of songs.

Later in the evening while taking a breather, I pulled my camera out of the bag and began taking some photos. One of the folks from my previous dance class, a nice dancer named Hanna, took some photos of me dancing. Emmie, one of the instructors the “intermediate” course I just began on Sunday, also took some photos with me in them, including this fun shot of me dancing with Karin.

When I finally got home last night, I was so exhausted I fell asleep as soon as my head hit the pillow. If you suffer from insomnia, I recommend dancing for six hours straight. I have posted 41 photos from the evening!

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