Various friends and I have been hearing about/talking about going to the "singles night" a local ballroom/dance hall advertises for the first Friday of every month. This ballroom is known for it's Sunday country/swing/line dancing nights (which I've gone to and thoroughly enjoyed) that are attended by large quantities of college-age-ish people. So, when a group of girlfriends and I were planning a "girls night out," we thought checking out this "singles night" would be a good option. It was advertised on the website as "Singles Night (couples welcome)," and though we didn't know quite what that meant, we just wanted to dance, so decided to try it out.
We arrived about an hour and a half after the event had supposedly kicked off. The dulcet tones of a Frank Sinatra tune met us at the door...and the person usually checking ID's and taking money did not (this should've been the first red flag). As we made our way further inside, we were greeted by a 65+ couple sitting at a table with a white table cloth (quite possibly covered in confetti) taking money and putting admission tickets into a raffle ticket cage/drum thing. We looked to the dance floor, and saw a scene similar to this:
|...except add more tables with white table cloths, balloons, and lights only partially dimmed.|
Our only regret is that we didn't capture the moment via picture or video...both of the scene we happened upon and of our own reactions. Pretty sure we stood there with jaws to the floor in shock/surprise/disbelief for a good 15 seconds before looking to each other and backing away. We were not able to contain our laughter before making it out the door and back to the car.
After containing ourselves and wiping away the tears of laughter, we went on to find a place downtown where an '80s cover band was playing...and doubled the dance crowd there - haha. We sure got our dancing in, though, so all was not lost!
Moral of the story (especially for those of you living in Lincoln): Unless you are over the age of 60 and/or want to step into a time warp, stay away from the Pla Mor Ballroom on "Singles Night."
In other news...Go Big Red!