BAND: “The Latter Day Lizards” http://www.latterdaylizards.com/ ● Dave Langford (fiddle/guitar) ● Bill Tomczak (clarinet/saxophone/banjo uke/dumbek) ● Kate Barnes (piano/guitar/flute/harmonica)
The Latter Day Lizards represent over 60 years’ playing for contra dances, English country dance and a variety of miscellaneous musics often related to folk dancing of some sort or another (or not). Every time they played together, they consistently had such a great time, they decided to name the band and even record a CD or two. And they’re still having a blast!
"The Latter Day Lizards are versatile artistic masters of the highest known reaches of modern dance propulsion technology. Bill Tomczak, Kate Barnes and Dave Langford have emerged all-powerful from the forging fires of decades-long engagements in the misty world of the Bands of Legend - yonder in the mysterious East. Prepare, for they are driven to drive YOU." - Warren Argo
TUNE: “The Golden Ticket” (Eric Merrill)
DANCE: “Mary Cay's Reel" (David Kaynor, Becket)
A1 – Circle Left ¾ (6), Pull by along the line (2), With the one you meet: Allemande Left, then Return to your Neighbor (8) A2 – Neighbors Balance and Swing (4, 12) B1 – Long Lines go Forward and Back (8), Ladies Allemande Right 3/4 to form a Long Wave of Ladies in the Center (4), Ladies Allemande Left 3/4, while Gents Slide Left a bit to meet them (4), End Near your Partner B2 – Partners Balance and Swing (4, 12)
REMARKS: The Bumper Car Pavilion is the Friday Night Dance's alternate location when the Spanish Ballroom is not available. It was built in 1923 as a cornerstone attraction during Glen Echo Park's amusement park era. In 1995, the Park Service organized a volunteer effort that restored the floor boards and stabilized the pavilion. It is now used for dances, concerts, classes, and private rentals. Its 4,300 SF wood-and-joist floor can handle about 350 dancers and is surprisingly good for dancing. This was the last contra before the break.