The next day in the afternoon we went up to the castle and made up a crazy summer plan. To make the long story short – we’ll hit the road once again very soon! On that hill in Ljubljana our hearts beat together in a Junkie way more than ever before. Laughing and jumping we rolled our stones down the blooming hill and went to the first class.
After crawling around Bežigrad district for a while we called our friendly cabdriver to pick us up and bring to the venue. Nina introduced the girl, who was working with children in Africa. I‘m sure her speech touched everyone in the room. And then Peter Loggins stepped on the stage. I could listen to Peters’ stories for hours and I‘ll be surely sitting in the front row at HARLEM.
We had a very good time listening to The Folkets Hus Fem band later that night. Mias’ soothing voice got every song straight to one's heart and there was nothing to do but dance off the feet. All of us had so many wonderful dances and so many new acquaintances that we just couldn't stop. Standing outside with a shaky cigarette in one’s hand and talking to people in all possible directions I heard someone say – “it’s the best place on earth tonight”. P.S. I could sing every song Zala dj-ed. Zala, do you come from Vilnius?
I don’t remember sleeping with so many people in one room for years! We had so much fun there. Once again, Matthea, sorry for those tons of jokes and screams we made there while you’ve been sleeping. When I woke up in my room today I missed Šlimas, Dangis and Vytas dirty jokes in every sentence that made us rofl every morning.
And then the classes started… Well, we didn’t have enough guts to keep concentrated there. Many thanks to the teachers that where doing their best to make better dancers out of chattering crowd of adults.Gašper and Dragana – you are lovely!
It was Sunday lunch when all big seven sat down round the table and voted to stay at LSSF till farewell party… I kept my mouth shut while being the reason to rush home.
Saturday gala night was just great. Milda sung a few songs with Slovenian band Six To Go which is a very sweet band to dance to. I’m not afraid to say Ella would be happy to see us dance like crazy to the music that was once written for her. These guys warmed up the atmosphere before Jack&Jill started. The main prize of the competition, a full pass for HARLEM 2010 or 2011, was given to Mihaela (SI) and Rudolf (A). I hope they’ll make it to LT and we’ll have many more fun dances with these amazing lindy hoppers.
We ended up the party jamming in the backstage and getting to know each other better through the green nines. This was the beginning of the other dimension party and I will tell about that later on.
[to be continued]
Photos: Luka Dolenc