Battleship Boogie
Swing Dancing on the deck of the Battleship Massachusetts
The Battleship Massachusetts.
Sunday night, August 19th, Laurie and I drove down to Battleship Cove in Fall River for the event "Battleship Boogie", which we had heard about at our last big band dancing outing in Rhode Island in May. Postponed from the night before because of threatening weather, we arrived in good time on a beautiful summer evening with time enough to stroll the grounds before heading up the gangplank.
Looking forward to a night of dancing under the stars (which in the event remained hidden by clouds).
The big aft guns which projected over the deck where the tables were set up
Live music was provided by the Meadow-Larks, shown here setting up. Prior to the dancing, there was a lesson from 5:30 to 6:30 by Lestyn Gilmore, which gave us the chance to learn an intermediate 24-step routine to incorporate into our dancing.
Laurie at dusk, as the cool sea breezes begin to work their way up the Taunton River.
Couples dancing on aft deck.
Three photos I found online of Laurie and me at the dance.