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October 26, 2014

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From the corner booth...

By the way, it's *always* a good idea to check your listings on this website. I *do* make typos and sometimes they don't get noticed for years.

Local dance organizer Dan Mezrich passed away October 20, 2014, after a long illness He was 61.

Dan was a mainstay of the West Coast Swing community since the early 90s and the founder of Vera's Rhythm & Blues Club, originally at the Veronique Ballroom in Brookline and later at the Cambridge VFW; he switched over to swing & lindy with Swing City which then sold to Olaf Bleck. Dan ran a record label, Wanna Dance Records, and got publishing rights to a variety of some of the R&B music that was used at every dance. He was also the creator of the West Coast Swing event, The Boston Tea Party.

When Roger Weiss said that he'd like to run an annual dance with two bands, I think I was the first one to coin the phrase, Boston Swing Dance Network's Annual Farewell Dance, and it seems to have stuck.

Dancing doesn't seem as much fun as it used to be without this dance around. I hope you'll join me at Boston Swing Dance Network's Annual Farewell Dance on Saturday, November 1. How often do you get to go dancing to the music of both Eight To The Band and The Love Dogs at the same event?

The Love Dogs

Will there be cake? Maybe.

See you on the dance floor.

Benson Wong

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