Santa Barbara, CA

October 28, 2012

Band: Growling Old Geezers

(Jim Mueller, Amber Roullard-Mueller, and James Bolton)

  Dance Name Author Variants/comments
1 Zombie Hypnosis
Melanie Axel-Lute Allemande replaced by give and take
2 Valk ve Valk
(Walk the Walk)
Bob Isaacs  
3 The Second Scare Around
(The Second Time Around)
Jim Kitch  
4 Six-sixty-six
Steve Zakon Anderson B2: Ladies chain, star left
5 Best of Fiends
(Best of Friends)
Martha Wild  
6 Bicoastal Contra Pete Campbell  
7 Screamcatcher
8 Sorceror's Apprentice Elio Lewis and Deb Comly  
9 Zombies of Sugar Hill Gene Hubert  
10 Delphiniums and Daisies Tanya Rotenberg original version
11 To Turn a Blob
(To Turn a Phrase)
Bob Isaacs  

Santa Barbara's Halloween Dance. So I changed a few titles, did a few changes in the explanation, and added a number of dances where people got to show off their costumes. (Dances 2, 4, 6, and 11.)

I had a bit of fun with some of the walkthroughs, especially with the "333" variant where I started chanelling Count von Count: "Circle left Three places. Swing One partner. Two ladies chain. All Four star left."

I tried to get a zombie shuffle down the hall action in "Hypnosis," but it was probably too early in the evening for people to really get into such a thing. The give-and-take, where women draw their partner back to feast upon their ... swing went better.

"Delphiniums and Daisies" was a last minute add because the honorees were visiting on vacation. And "Bicoastal Contra" was the other last-minute change when a half-dozen new people walked in the door, killing the choice of Cary Ravitz's "March of the Coffee Zombies."

"Zombies of Sugar Hill" had an interesting problem that people came out of the star left offset, resulting in an offset neighbor swing, and hence sometimes doing the first circle with a shadow. It took a bit before I caught what was going on.

"The Sorceror's Apprentice" is now officially my favorite "Wizard's Walk" rewrite -- it's more forgiving than even Cis Hinkle's version.

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