March 24th / 25th / 26th 1975

● No lessons – helping with Barn Dance Decorations
● No lessons – helping with Barn Dance Decorations
● No lessons – clearing up Barn Dance Decos / Break-Up

I think it’s fair to say that whatever concept YOU might have in your head about a “barn dance”, it will be about as far away as you can get from a 1975 barn dance at Barton Peveril College.

As I recall, intentions were all good. A few worthy souls probably banded together and suggested that a bunch of folk or country songs could be played by a DJ and people would somehow move together in that strange unholy unison now referred too more popularly as “line dancing”

To prepare the students for this ‘attrocity to human kind’, a handful of Coffee Club (myself included) reps prepped the hall with decorations, most likely along the lines of paintings of a pig or two, some hastily built fencing and sundry other themed elements. Who knows, maybe we deposited straw all over the dance floor too?

My memory of the evening however suggests that (lets just say) more modern music ruled the proverbial roost and any conservative line dancing quickly descended into the far more familiar ‘erection section’ smooches and hapless ‘dancing around the handbags’ routines.

I wonder if my DJ friend Nobby was at all responsible for the musical divergence? I’d like to think so.

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One response to “March 24th / 25th / 26th 1975

  1. I have no idea if I played any part.

    I guess the evening was a glimpse into the future for you ;o)

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