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Sometimes I learn things at the oddest times. Take this morning for example. I was a bit early for my spin class so I was drinking my coffee and putting on my spinning shoes. A great song came on the radio and I started dancing around and the woman sitting next to me, Yvonne, asked if I knew how to dance the “weeble”?
Me: the weeble? What’s the weeble?
Yvonne: it’s the new line dance that the kids are doing
Me: I never heard of it. How do you know about it?
Yvonne: we learned it in my dancing group
Now Yvonne (and don’t worry I won’t mention your age Yvonne) has been in a The Greater Triad Shag Club for a long time. As she put it, I’ve been married to my husband and shagging for 50 years and shagging with him 5 years before that so yeah, a long time.
So we started talking about shagging. What is shagging? YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT SHAGGING IS? You’re certainly not a southerner then. Well, at least from North Carolina, South Carolina or Virginia. Shagging is a dance similar to the Jitterbug that is immensely popular and terrifically fun to do. It’s great exercise and I haven’t really shagged since college.
First of all, I was never a terrific shagger but I didn’t go to a school that had shagging and I didn’t marry a guy who shagged either. Anyhoo, there are actually dance clubs that teach shagging and have shagging nights on a weekly basis.
Beyond that, there is the SOS festival down at Myrtle Beach where shaggers from ALL OVER THE WORLD descend on Myrtle Beach South Carolina for a gigantic festival. It is a weeklong love fest with shagging and Yvonne goes down there every year.
I was so impressed imagining this: tons of people out on the sands of South Carolina dancing to beach music. It seriously sounded so fun and it made me realize how many cool things there are going on in this world that we don’t really know about until someone gives us a little peak.
I doubt I’ll be going to this festival as between us; Kevin and I have about a million bad joints but what a great thing to do with your spouse right? I mean it’s such a cool thing in a relationship.
Maybe after all this work stuff settles down for Kevin, I’ll drag him over for some dance lessons.
Oh, and the weeble? I have no fucking clue what that is.