Saturday Market is many things to many people. To many people, Saturday Market is the place to dance. People dance during every set of the day! I remember Dave Carter telling me that Saturday Market was the first place he ever saw people dancing to his cerebral folk songs. He was amazed.
This week was a very dancey day, starting with the kids from Edison dancing while singing "The Codfish Ball." A little later, Les Etoiles de Guinée most definitely danced to their Guinean drumming, and sometimes even while drumming.
The Maya Love Band's Bob Dylan's birthday tribute set got everybody dancing and singing along, and then Kef played music that's made for group dancing, from the Balkans.
That got me thinking about all the kinds of dancing that go on at the Market. Of course I have a few photos to illustrate...
Steamy dancing (to Son Melao)
Romantic dancing (to a tango by Paul & Nancy's Love Truffle)
Ecstatic twirly hippie dancing (to just about anything)
Ecstatic jumping up and down waving your arms dancing (to Soulicious)
Dancing with a fairy (a rare treat)
Old Man Dancing (to just about everything)
Dancing S.L.U.G. Queen Slugasana (taking a break from yoga)
Dancing Pig (from the Waldorf School Players)
Flash Mob Swing Dancing (surprise!)
Gogo dancing (to The Dick Danger Band)
Dancing in kilts (The Eugene Highlanders)
Dancing with swords (belly dancers - my favorite!!)
Dance on over to the Flickr stream for more dancing photos. Let them inspire you to come on down and dance! This week I'd suggest Opal Creek's 1 PM bluegrass set for ultimate danceability...
See you there!