FlashDance 7: Line Dances, Bollywood & Cops = the best FD yet!

NOTE: Please email me any good pics you have! Also I’ve just realized that there is no photographic evidence to suggest I actually dance at my own FlashDances 🙂 )

Gretchen works it out

Yep. That did it. FlashDance 7 was THE way to get me fully back into my life. I sooooo love you guys. That was just AWESOME. Even though it could compete with FD3 for beauty, it was my FAVORITE FlashDance so far – it was just so wacky and surprising:

  • Allegra’s amazing synchronized group line dances (we’re soooo learning one for next FlashDance! Think Jackson 5!)
  • The bizarre turn of events when the cops dashed through the crowd to tackle the wallet-thief (yay cops!)
  • Archana’s great one-woman reproduction of the Saalam-E-Ishq Bollywood dance number (Did I swoon? I think I may have swooned?… In a very manly way of course 🙂 )
  • lots of cute kids!
  • The only thing missing was something stage-like for me to dance on (yes I have a problem) & ok – I think I need to get YET a bigger sound system! I JUST bought the last one – sigh.

    Here are some pix from Flickr courtesy of Romel! (click on the pix for more):

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    Read on to get the playlist & more thoughts…

    On the musical side, I was really happy with the music. It is often hard to balance the requests from the crowd with the fact that I really don’t always want to play the same stuff, but this set was just really fun & a mix of new and old stuff I really liked. The two new Groove Armada tracks are amazing. I had forgitten how much I love The Pet Shop Boys’ “Always On My Mind.” And the response to the bhangra song “Dil Le Gayee” was fantastic & a big surprise…

    Here’s the playlist – click on it to go to the iTunes store to buy some of it – for some reason iTunes doesn’t think it has some of the tracks even though they ARE there in the store – who writes that lame piece o… oh.. I do. damn. sigh… I’ll see if I can track this down & fix it – if so I’ll update the iMix)

    1. Flash – Queen
    2. The Rockafeller Skank – Fatboy Slim
    3. Lucky Star – Basement Jaxx & Dizzee Rascal
    4. Cosmic Girl – Jamiroquai
    5. My Prerogative (Single Version) – Bobby Brown
    6. We Are The Ones – The Coup
    7. Let’s Dance (ft. Busta Rhymes) – Brand Nubian
    8. A Love Bizarre – Sheila E.
    9. Hypnotize – The Notorious B.I.G.
    10. Flipsyde (Indian Mix) – Flipsyde
    11. Music – Madonna
    12. Always On My Mind – Pet Shop Boys
    13. Get Down (Calvin Harris Remix) – Groove Armada
    14. Right Here’s the Spot – Basement Jaxx & Me’Shell Ndegéocello
    15. Out Of Control – Bombay Rockers
    16. Dil Le Gayee – Jassi
    17. Do The Thang Thang (Bhangra Remix) – Shakti Feat Bikram Singh
    18. Crazy in Love РBeyonc̩
    19. Dec. 4th, Oh What A Night – Jay-Z vs. Frankie Vallie & the Four Seasons
    20. ‘Bout Action (Featuring Lyrics Born, Lateef, Vursatyl, And The Gift Of Gab) – Lyrics Born
    21. Song 4 Mutya (Out Of Control) – Groove Armada
    22. Irreplaceable РBeyonc̩
    23. Upside Down – Diana Ross
    24. Lose My Breath – Destiny’s Child
    25. Lolita – Prince
    26. Dance To The Music – Sly & The Family Stone
    27. September – Earth, Wind & Fire
    28. Salaam-e-Ishq – Sonu Nigam, Sherya Ghosal, Kunal Ganjawala, Sadhna Sargam & Shanker Mahadevan
    29. Billie Jean – Michael Jackson
    30. Hey Ya! – OutKast

    Anyway – once again thanks you all for making it such a great time.

    For all you fans of a good line dance, here is a quick video LAST Sunday’s festivities at the Gorilla Fun Run, “Gorillas from The Crypt” doing Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” led by Gretchen Ames (pictured at the top of this post). Thanks again G for inviting me to join your crew!

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