A powerful desire to dance
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado
I don’t know if I’ve ever wanted to dance so badly.
I was sitting in the front row of the New Space Theatre at Colorado Mountain College, here in Glenwood. Behind me, alongside me, there were tons of people, smiling and bobbing their heads, clapping along. Bobby Yang and his Unrivaled Players were kicking it up in front of us.
There’s nothing like a rock violinist and a full band to get people going, let me tell you.
Yang was over-the-top awesome, jumping around and closing his eyes passionately. His violin screamed out tunes from David Bowie, Led Zeppelin and Queen. There were magnetic guys on guitar, bass and drums, but it was Yang who I couldn’t keep my eyes off. I don’t think anyone else could, either. When he let out such famous songs as “Bohemian Rhapsody” and “Ground Control to Major Tom,” the crowd cheered wildly. So many people were squirming, wanting to get up.
Still, we all stayed planted in our seats.
When we got out, I head a few couples bemoan the fact they hadn’t danced. One guy swore that if anyone else would have started, the whole row would have. He just didn’t want to be the first.
I understood ” neither did I.
In a way, it’s completely justified. If I had started up, there’s no telling whether the crowd would have stared at me uncomfortably or joined in. Group circumstances are delicate, and it’s so easy to get caught up in fear around them. It’s hard to take a stand, take a risk. Sometimes it’s not even appropriate.
But then sometimes it is. I guess you don’t know until you check it out.
And what does this have to do with this weekend?
Oh, I’m not completely sure. I do know, though, that an interesting, scary risk will probably present itself at some point. I think I want to choose it. I just want to remember I can.
No matter what, I’m going to make sure I get some dancing in, too.
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