Thursday, June 26, 2008

Let's Polka! (Or Not...)

Well, here I am back west of the Mississippi in Owatonna, MN to attend yet another dance rally. We're parked at the fairgrounds, and it's a pretty small group.


We started out with a pot luck, but I'm looking forward to the dancing.


video
Unfortunately, we are in Polka Land! We were hoping for country music, but 3 of the 4 bands we had at the dances were Polka bands.


This band even had big stacks of old-fashioned music, unlike the electronic gismos most bands have these days.


Finally on Friday night, the Full House Band looked like they had promise. The lead singer even dressed up as Willie Nelson for one number.


He also played the Orange Blossom using both a plunger and a hanger as a bow. It seems to be a contest among bands for them to try to play this song in the strangest way possible. Then, since I was up there taking pictures, he said I could play it. Well, this ought to be good... Am I holding the bow right? I guess so.


video
Whoops...


video
Finally! Success!

3 comments:

Barbara and Ron said...

You are soooo talented!!! Next you'll be playing the Grand Ole Opry.

sally said...

Can't wait to hear you entertain us around a cmapfire!!

Anonymous said...

Diana, finally got to enjoy your blog (on MN trip) as well as others. It will take me forever to see them all - you are such a photographer. Loved the movies too. I'm trying to get a blog going, but it's slow since I'm trying to "teach myself" - will let you know when I get something done on it - is in wordpress as that's what my friend uses and told me about first. Happy traveling and hope to get to see you and Phil soon. Mildred - Denver