Tuesday, June 21, 2005
mosh pit polka.
Last week our speaker, Mike VanDenend, invited us all to attend a concert in Fraser, a small town down the road from SMR. It sounded fun enough—then Mike went on to tell us that this was a “world beat/polka” band, which, to say the least, isn’t the genre in heavy rotation for most college students. But after doing a bit of research, I found that this band, Brave Combo, had won the 2005 Grammy for Best Polka Album. Even if polka wasn’t our style, we knew it had to at least be good polka. So a bunch of us went along to the Brave Combo show in the heart of “the Ice Box of the Nation,” aka, a playground in Fraser. All it took was a few minutes of fun-infused polka for us to be grooving on the dance floor. Between the Chicken Dance, an abnormally long Conga line, swing dancing, and so much more, the night turned out to be a blast. I mean, how many times can you say that you danced the Salsa to a Grammy-winning Polka band with a rainbow streaming over the Rocky Mountains in the background? Probably not too many ;) Fraser didn’t know what had hit them—and I guess we didn’t either.