Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Frankie's event and documentary

A bunch of people from Austin just went and attended the HUGE event for Frankie's 95th birthday. I believe there were close to 2,000 people there... and it has to be one of the largest lindy hop events ever. As we talked about before, Frankie passed away a few weeks before his 95th birthday. So the event became a celebration of his life / memorial.

Mike Roberts attended the event and will be giving us a review and his experience there.

Also, there is a documentary about Frankie here... which... is... awesome:

Lastly, let's take a minute and watch one of Frankie's finest works: Hellzapoppin'. He is the dancer in the overalls... the fourth couple. You can see where he got the nickname "musclehead".

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