Thursday, July 8, 2010

I miss J&B Fridays!

I was reminded today, via Facebook, that for 8 months, San Francisco had a regular record hop every Friday night. It was a Rockabilly record hop, jiving encouraged and lindy tolerated (Just kidding all you lindy hoppers out there). It had been many years since there had been a regular weekly rockabilly night anywhere in San Francisco. The record hop was at the Jay N Bee club located on 20th and York, and was the perfect size, unless of course it was Tanoa's birthday, but I digress. They started it up in August, and it stopped at the end of April due to some new neighbors who complained and Jay N Bee didn't have the proper license to have a DJ and dancing.

Here's a photo of Angela from San Diego and I in front of Jay N Bee



I had joined weight watchers about 5 weeks before I started going to J & B's and the regular jiving helped my waist trim down inches smaller than when I was the same weight in 2006. I am a strict advocate of jiving as a form of exercise. There were nights I left Jay & Bee with soaking wet hair from sweat and still panting (the panting was NOT caused by the good looking men who attended!).


Here's some fun pics from Jay N Bees:

Some of our regulars...
 Leigh, Jessica and the beautiful Lola Devlon



Three of the four rotating DJs at Jay N Bee...Rockin' Raul, Tanoa, and Oran

Raul and Veronica dancing

Lots of dancing!

Odessa, Myself in the green and Jessica

Kristina and Buster

Me picking up E...

A crowded night...Tanoa's birthday

A bunch of regulars...

Okie Oran at the decks...

I like this photo of Lola Devlon and I...totally candid in a crowd.

OK..now I'm getting sad and missing Jay & Bee Fridays even more!

4 comments:

Lola Devlin said...

I love that photo of you and E! I'm pretty sure that I took it with Tanoa's camera. THAT was hilarious!!!

Kim Bombshell said...

aaawwww...I'm missing our Fridays! I hope there are riots in Oakland tomorrow so the group that is going to see King Kong at the Paramount will instead come to Verdi Club! Not really, I don't hope there are riots, but I do hope there are jivers at Verdi tomorrow!

Lola Devlin said...

I'll be there baby!!! Getting E to come hopefully...

Kim Bombshell said...

I'm working on it too!

 

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