I'm a little backed up writing wise. I have a couple of Philippine travel posts to finish. Plus, I've been doing a lot of research on Lindy Hop events recently. I'll be sharing the the reason for that in a future blog post. In the meantime I thought I'd point out a couple of amusing little things I've found. This is probably the most unique theme I've found from the Vintage Swing Festival in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Although the prom king and queen thing may be a bit much.
"This years THEME will be in spirit of characters from literaly work of Slovenian greatest poet FRANCE PREŠEREN : URŠKA in POVODNI MOŽ (Beautifull Ursula & the King of the Depths).
Ursula was the most beautiful girl in Ljubljana (she really had to be very pretty) and she loved to flirt and dance with all the men and gave them false hope, so they would worshipe her, bring her gifts and amuse her . But she just played with their emotions and nobody was good enough for her, untill one day there was a big dance on the main square ( PREŠERNOV TRG ) and the beautifull man showed up and every woman wanted to dance with him. He was the sexiest of all the men and he danced like a god. He came to invite her to dance with him. As they danced the passion started to build up and the wind and thunder started to acompany the music.
They danced like a hurricane and danced into the river Ljubljanica and than probably on to the sea to his kingdom, while his true indentity was revealed: he was the KING of the DEPTHS.
Nobody has seen them since, BUT we will follow their footsteps/dance steps and MAYBE we can unravel the 150 years old mystery!!
Not much has changed since than. Girls of Ljubljana are still famous for being one of the prettiest girls and guys from Slovenia really dance like dancing on the thunder.We will dance on the same square ( Prešernov trg ), we will travel to the Slovenian sea side, to check if they are there and we will learn the moves of the THUNDER DANCE that they danced! We will also choose the prettiest girl(Ursula) and the prettiest guy (King of the Depths) of the festival, kind like the prom king&queen but in a more fun way! Aside of having tones of fun, getting to know new moves, new friends try traditional slovenian food & wine we will also see beautiful city of Ljubljana + Slovenian coast."
Now that I think about it, what would you rather be known as? International Lindy Hop Champion or "King of the Depths?"
"The video beneath showcases a tiny Korean lady dancing with a huge man."
Oddly enough the two videos beneath that line are of Jandi dancing with two different tall guys named Peter. The second one is one of my favorites of with Peter Strom. His reaction to being hijacked at 1:45 is priceless.