Swing swing swing!

This weekend is going to be awesome. Why? It’s the Utah Lindy Exchange! Swing dancing Friday (today), Saturday, and Sunday from 8PM to 4 AM! While I won’t be participating on Sunday I’ll be there for all of today and tomorrow. Last night, was kind of the kick off with the UofU swing club dance. Quite a few of the out-of-towners went to it. That’s the best thing about lindy exchanges. It’s not just the hours and hours of dancing, but the fact that it’s an exchange. You see, cities all over the world hold lindy exchanges. Have I posted about this before? Seems like it. Oh well. The idea of an exchange is that swing dancers travel to them. They’re big events intended to drawn in a crowd. People come to your cities’ exchange and you go to theirs. I still have yet to attend any other cities’ exchange, but I plan on it this year. I hope to attend at least the Denver exchange and a few in California. I really want to go to the D.C. exchange, but who knows.

Anyway… for ULX 2005 (ULX stands for Utah Lindy Exchange) we have over 170 out of state pre-registrations! With all the people that didn’t register in advance and will be paying at the door this is going to be one heck of a PARTY! I am going to wear myself out silly! Even though the exchange hasn’t officially started yet, I’m already off to a good start with almost no sleep last night (1 hour 45 minutes by the time I got to bed, 45 minutes of which I was pushing snooze every 4 minutes), dancing for the morning news, working all day, dancing from 8-11 (which I danced harder than I’ve danced in a long time), and going out to eat and staying out late with a bunch of dancers after the dance. And I’m loving every minute of it.

I’m going to take lots of pictures and hopefully get some video as well. That is, if I don’t get so involved in the dancing that I forget about the cameras. :-D I do that skiing, and I did it at last night’s dance. No more forgetting! I will take pictures! I only wish I had that “I’m blogging this” t-shirt from ThinkGeek.

Update: pictures from ULX 2005 are here.

Swing Dance, Lindy Hop, Dance, Lindy Exchange