I Line Danced My Heel Off. Literally!

In honor of National Dance Day, a quick post about another dance adventure Roomie and I went on last weekend! This time, it was a country music festival held at a restaurant/bar. You wouldn’t guess it from the outside, but the place has a big stage and dancefloor in the middle of it. Now, I am not a fan of country music. And line dancing is…ok.  Just not really my thing.  Roomie is more the hard core fan.  Despite those facts, I had fun!  I mean, it’s hard to not have fun when you’re surrounded by live music and positive energy and people dancing.  Just my opinion.

She was country and I was more rock 'n roll.

She was country and I was more rock ‘n roll.

In between bands, they had mini line dancing classes. If I’m going country for the night, I’m going all the way.  So I joined in, despite the fact my sliders had just arrived at our table!  Fun fact for the day about me: I love good comfort food and am not easily pulled away from it, even if it’s to dance.  The first line dance we learned was the tush push. And I actually did ok!  But that’s because of the cha cha lock steps and pivot turn. The woman teaching said cha cha, and I did a little celebration dance in my head because I knew there would be at least one part where I wouldn’t look like an idiot!  I may not know line dancing, but I know cha cha!

Later we also did slap the leather, which is the line dance you can do to Footloose. And a third line dance that was more complicated, but I can’t remember the name of it. My ballroom training paid off though, because I was actually able to pick up the steps pretty quick.

Another fun fact about me: despite my lack of enthusiasm for country music, I do have a soft spot for the banjo. And one of the bands had a banjo!

Rockin' the electric banjo

Rockin’ the electric banjo

I added to the fun of the night by playing like it was a hostage situation and taking pictures like this one. It might be hard to tell, but I wrote “send help!” on the napkin. It’s the little things.

I love country!  Really!  (Send help!)

I love country! Really! (Send help!)

The next day had a brief dance adventure moment too. We went to see a movie and it was pouring rain when we got out of the theater!  The car was parked far away, so we had to walk through the rain.  Which I actually love doing (third fun fact!), so I didn’t mind at all!  And of course, when I saw something that looked like a lamp post, I had to stop and strike a pose.  Recognize it?

Channeling my favorite dancer in the rain

Channeling my favorite dancer in the rain

Oh, and the title of the post?  After we got home from the country music festival and I took the dogs out for a walk, I noticed one of my boot heels sounded different from the other on the sidewalk. The heel cover was gone!  Apparently, I line danced it off!  Hopefully, I can get it fixed.  I love those boots!

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