whats been happening

Not a great deal really – so many of our gang have had little problems lately it’s  rediculous,  poor Mu is unable to dance because of a cronic back problem she just cant shift,…Hover had to have an opp to adjust some bits,……. Steady has been layed up with either his big toe, his shoulder and now his hamstring,   bugger me what’ going on…..Hi Ho and Silver have been baby sitting a pain in the butt dog that rips everything to pieces if left alone,  so they have been house bound until the end of the month……Gail had a knee reconstruction and will be out for  who knows……… Starter Buttons had a sore hip last weekend and couldn't dance,,,struth!!! what a bunch of old croaks we are...

On top of that the entertainment has been a bit hit and miss,,,,might have to travel a bit futher to get some more variety who play dance numbers.

Tuesday Nights Practice.
That has been good,  with so many being either sick of injured we have had a small gang mostly…last week we put together a different swing routine and it went off well       everyone coped with it really well,  so now we have a good base to work with,,,,

What’s ya lot for this weekend…

Friday 26th - Clockwise    Nowra Bowling Club – locally the pick of  the bunch---these boys know how to get the floor pumping,  providing a good mix of dance tunes…

Saturday - Graphiti    Basin Country Club – Lounge. – Great listening duo,  with a few danceable tunes,  as long as the numbskulls stay away.

Sunday - D’BanJac    Basin Country Club – Lounge – a mixed bag of tricks,  been playing a lot of girly numbers of late….so some of the gang have been laying abit low….but great entertainers, and still a
good way to end the weekend with a few drinbks and ya mates.

Midnight Drifters    Kiama Leagues Club - - definatly the pick for the Sunday,  a full band of experienced rock and roll players….not that far away….might be worth the effort for some.

Hopefully see ya on the floor Sunday if not before…

Blast from the past.
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What’s been happening.

Lots of stuff has been going on…been plenty of dancing with some good acts up the club and at other venues…Deb and Jac a couple of weeks ago….It was suppose to be David Price and Jaccii but David had the flu,  and last weekend with Matt and Steve was a beauty.  Their great rock and roll performers and fill the floor, they even tripped out the sensor twice….they were rocking the roof off the joint.
thanks fellas for a great arvo.

And what’s with Steady, on the floor more than once in a night,  struth,  almost back to his old self…

We also miss our MU,  she has a bad back at the moment,  but some  positive thinking will see her back soon…..she better be….I miss my MU.

And the Pest is out with a sore back as well, from shifting stones for a path – that slave driving Cusso,,,all good him sunning himself on the beach at work while his little Pest does all the heavy lifting…mmm, have to ask him his secret.



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It was great to catch up with Danny andf Janette after so much time away in WA.

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Theres always one!

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FIFO fun

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fun stuff.

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It was all to much for Steady,  getting up to dance more than twice in a night took it’s toll….poor old bastard…

 
After a hard day working on my Bedford project the  FIFO gang and friends all come back to our place and the Moonshine Room for a B.B.Q and Bon fire.
That was a great night considering it had been wet and windy right up until that day,  then it cleared to a beautiful day, the stars came out, and the wind disappeared.
Thanks all for coming,
 
So,  whats on this weekend.
Saturday 13th - Garry James    Worrigee Sports Club – tiny floor but you know you will get some dancing with Garry.

Saturday 13th - Graphiti     Greenwell Pt Bowlo – fantastic couple,,,Mike and Monica, some dancing,  but star performers worth just kicking back and listening..

SBCC - Sunday 14th....Jacii & Dave.
Should be a good arvo, they played a great mix of tunes to suit everyone last time.

We have enough to keep us satisfied and our toes a tappin…
 
I had a visitor today – Rob and his 1927 Chevy truck.  I have done some signwriting on his tailgate so he called in to show me how it came out when it was put back on the truck.
What a rig…he found it as a complete rusted wreck and bought it for 400 dollars, but with all the old boards rotted but still piled in the chassic so he had templates for the resto.

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Wrap up and what’s on

Rock A Billy

What an arvo – this man rocks when he’s on…His mix was great and he had the dance floor pumping with heaps of people getting amongst it – it seems ages since that has happened….Billy plays some classics but there different to everyone elses, so we don’t hear them that much and it was great to dance to – he always provides us with some swing, rock and roll and a couple of waltz’s etc thrown in.  Right from the start….a few slower numbers,  then some dance numbers…a couple more slower ones and then some more dance numbers – Your never sitting around much.  I wore myself out again…it’s been a while since I did that…good to see so many others enjoying the dance floor as well.
Thanks Billy for a fantastic afternoon…hope they get you back a bit sooner Billy…great stuff…

 

Dance Practice.
Well most of the crew were away so it was a quiet one…but we had a great time,  we went over some of our newer moves and learn’t a brand new one on the night….everyone chipped in and this is how it is suppose to be…I had a great time,  thanks to all that came…
Now get out there and find a few more moves you lot….

What’s on this weekend.
Well Saturday the old coffee garage at Wandandian will be now opening as some sort of retro, vintage, old antique stuff store and have asked us to come along and do some dancing – not sure how many will turn up but Sybil and I are going for a little while a bit later…They are suppose to have some sort of duo playing…not sure who,  and the dancing will be on concrete,  so Im not expecting to much,  but you never know!


There's a new shop opening in Wandy "Creative Vintage Centre" (where the Coffee Garage used to be) on the 16th July at 10am. They are hoping to get a lot of Kustom, Classic & Hot Rods and Rock & Roll music & dancers for the opening.
Come along & support a new business in the area.
A few of us are going to be there…should be a fun time.

What’s ya lot otherwise for this weekend.

Friday 15th - Full Throttle Rockers - Westside Rockers Social  -  Illawarra Master

Sunday 17th – Jacci and David Price – Basin Country Club – This should be a good arvo
David id a great preformer and loves rock and roll, He’s stepping in for Deb over the next few gigs,,,mixed with Jaccii they should provide us with plenty of dancing fun  -  lets hope so!




 

Weekend report.

Not much was happening on the local scene last week.
Lucky for the club on Sunday – Clockwise were our entertainers and while not playing as much dance rock and roll as they usually do there were plenty of other dance numbers to dance to.

I never stopped, lots of ladies to service “if ya know what I mean”  well sometimes I feel like a revolving dance door…one off another on….but loving every minute of it.

The Clockwise boys high quality music is always a pleasure and Mike strutted his stuff with a few numbers and had the house cheering…..Mark will be leaving the deadly duo at the end of the year and hopefully Mike can find himself somone else to keep it going…be such a shame to lose a reliable dance music duo.

Anyway we now have the Husky hall every Tuesday so this has interrupted our monthly table tennis tournaments…so we will have to arrange another night..

Dance paractice was great…a good turn out….we went over our newest moves and introduced another to the delight of all called the Rotator….this was a pretty easy combo of turns rotations and turns.

There are a few decent things on the horizon – check out our Facebook page for more details,  links on the right.


Memorable moments.
Steady the  ever ready  copped a bit of stick for not standing up to his missus .  Impressions were made of him being a puppet with Google controlling his every movement - funny stuff.
Blast from the past.
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What’s on next weekend

Greenwell Point Bowlo
Saturday night 9th .....Clockwise.
More of a mixed bag of music,  but great music,  and a good floor.

Bombo Bowling Club
Saturday Night 9th - Matt and Steve.
Always great for the dancers, will be a great night.

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Sunday 10th....Rock A Billy
Billy rocked the joint last time he was in town which seems an age ago – lets hope he does the same.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Weekend Wrap up

Saturday night Darcy and Garry James
Sussex Inlet Bowling Club.

The night started off great, we had around 25 people turn up, a lot of locals and others like ourselves had travelled from Huskisson, and Sanctuary point,  for what was suppose to be a fun night, we arrived early for tea,  but unfortunatly it quickly turned into a memorable night for all the wrong reasons.

Before 9.30
We usually have to put up with kids running around the club which is in itself pretty amazing, because one day someone will be tripped up and hurt and the club will find itself in court -  but with patience, we usually cope with this ok,  by 9.30pm they have to leave and the dance floor becomes ours.

This week was a whole different ball game, kids running absolutly out of control, climbing chairs, trying to get on the stage, leaving toys supplied by the club on the floor for anyone to trip over, and irresponsible parents who didn’t give a dam.

Then this complete fool of a “man” in his late 50’s associated with the group decides he will cause havoc amongst the dancers who were staying up one end, well away from their group, by purposely getting amongst the dancers until he backed into one of our ladies and she had to give him a push away,  he then shows how much of a “man” he is by calling her a f***king  C**t … nice………he then threatens one of our dancers saying “he will put him in an ambulance”…despite us complaining to the management nothing was done,  The fellow then stood there arm folded staring at our group trying to envoke a response. It could have easily spiraled out of control,  Some of our dancers who were there for the first time on our encouragement had had enough and went home, saying they won’t be coming back…and then to rub salt into the wounds the staff member on the night gives the dickhead a cuddle…..completely inadequate response from the club,,,,,,,,a shameful display of lack of control and complete ineptness on the part of the club,,,


After 9.30pm.
Well what a different place.
We could finally get to appreciate the great music Garry and Darcy were playing,   the dickheads had left and the people hit the floor, lots of smiles, lots of fun, other people not associated with us hit the floor  and one lady who had seen the trouble caused by the fool, commented to me on the bad behavior of the other group and lack of response from the club management.

We had a ball,  Three fellas sitting off the side were clapping and cheering, they thanked us for the dancing entertainment.
Thankfully the night ended on a high…but the earlier perfomance left a bad taste.

The club has to make up it’s mind…do they want visitors there? Do they want them to spread a positive message about the club? or do they want to cater for trouble makers and have the club look like a childrens play ground. BAD NEWS TRAVEL FAST!

Id suggest on the nights they have a band, with the purpose im guessing of attracting people to the club and presumably having a dance and enjoying the entertainers, the children should be off the floor by at least 8.30pm and there should be some sort of security at hand to control the drunken idiots and children.

The club in my opinion is failing their “duty of care” it’s the only club we go to that lets this happen.

Will we be going back to the club?,  I seriously doubt it. not if this will be the norm.
So this club with inadequate facility to deal with drunken drongo’s looses good local people in place of idiots…..


All these shots are from after 9.30 – there weren’t to many smiling faces before….

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And the last image is for all the dicks that tried to make the nigh misserable…cop the FIFO salute.
 
Sunday Garry James.
I think Garry was feeling a little tired this week, he wasn’t quite his usuall self…..maybe MU has been harrasing him to much….I nice afternoon.  a mix of tracks some dancing and listening tunes.
Not a lot of people in the club right from the get go,  maybe the clod weather keeps them all at home.
 
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What’s ya lot for the week

Been a bit slack of late – actually been a bit busy with all manner of things so haven’t bothered keeping the info flow rolling.
But we have had some memorable dancing moments.
and since most of your were there I wont bother boring you with un necessary details…cause I can’t remember them anyway!

But this weekend we have no excuse for not getting our toes moving, our bums wigglin,  and our hearts racing.

Sussex Bowling Club
Darry and Darcy - 7pm kick off.
This dynamic duo pair up for your dancing entertainment.

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You have to put up with the raffles and kiddlies until 9pm, but after that the crowd leave and
we usually have the floor to ourselves, so it’s worth showing some patience…

SBCC
Sunday 26th...Garry James – Great way to finish off the weekend – good friends, dancing and a few ales.  what more do you want.

 
FIFO Xmas Party
3 December at 18:00
Husky Community Hall

Google has uploaded a page on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/events/1645123752473804/ -
for all those that are interested….The David Price Band rocked our Xmas World last year so this year we thought we would go with them again,  but they will have the 5 piece band this year with the inclusion of their great Sax player….It going to be a blast – have to let us know asap because ther has already been a lot of people commit, and we have limited numbers, cause we want to keep it small and plenty of room…It aint about the numbers or money, it’s all about having fun…


Weekend wrap up

OK OK OK…
What a great weekend
Saturday Steady and Cads came over to the shed,  shared a few beers and helped me put the front end together on  “Bones” that was a blast – Steady led the way, Cads assisted and I supplied the beer.
Thanks fellas, great to have such mates,  and then I was informed while all this was going on Cusso was in his workshop miles away by himself,  finishing off my seat bases. what can I say other than thanks so much,  and the beer and food will be on me when she finally gets a new set of plates on her bum…  which is getting closer…
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Grafiti – Saturday Night.  Despite Moinica having the flue she ripped out the songs,  Mike ripped out the guitar and created some fantastic entertainment.  It was a pity about the drop kicks that wanted to create some trouble.  this was sort of sorted by the security,  but not completly…guess we wont be going to the club on a saturday night much more…this has happened a few times now.  Don’t know where the responsible service of alcohol begings and ends…anyway other than that,,,the trusty Grafiti duo were fantastic…have to be one of the best duo’s going around…not a rock and roll duo as we usually go to,  but a great duo to sit back and enjoy….Monica’s voice and style are fantastic….we will follow them elsewhere in the future if we get the chance.
“Let me have the last waltz with you”
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Stan ‘The Man” Glennie – was our entertainer,  it was Stans last gig before heading off into the wild blue younder for his trip to the northern regions of OZ seeking warmer territory…his poor old fragile bones can’t stand the cold….We had a great arvo,  Stan seemed a little tired at first – but the last couple of brackets he hit his straps and had us rocking the floor…he finished off the night with a slow sexy Waltz for all the geriatrics out there – haha – including me!! what the hell! a Waltz…Ill be doing Fox Trots next, maybe even a … a …… Cha Cha – shoot me if i do….serious! -  just shoot me..
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Have a safe trip mate – see ya towards the end of the year.
 

There's a new shop opening in Wandy "Creative Vintage Centre" (where the Coffee Garage used to be) on the 16th July at 10am. They are hoping to get a lot of Kustom, Classic & Hot Rods and Rock & Roll music & dancers for the opening.
Come along & support a new business in the area.

A few of us are going to be there…should be a fun time.

 
 
 

Weekend Wrap up

Saturday night.
Off we went to Sussex RSL to see the top rock androll band –
The David Price Band 
A great roll up of dancers from the Born to Boggie mob and the FIFO crew and friends made for a nice crowd for the band…It was good to have catch up with some of the other mob who we haven’t seen around the traps for a while.

Davids band ripped out the numbers – some way to fast for us oldies,  but some of the local club punters were up and gigging about doing some groovy moves.

Always a great performer,  always puts 100 percent into the night,  always entertains,  And I was given the nod,  David will be pairing up with Jaccii from D.BanJac and doing some Sunday arvo gigs this year as Deb is away doing other things….to good,  can’t wait for that…

So Saturday night was over and if you didn’t have  a good time,  there is something seriously wroung with you!!!….maybe you could become a FIFO!  
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Sunday Arvo
Well what a way to end the weekend with some almost non stop rock and roll – Matt and Steve were our unreal entertainers…these boys know how to do the dance music,  nearly all medium pace,  just right for the oldies like us,  song after song,   then trow in some slow partner stuff and you had the recipe and the finished goods for a fab arvo…

Thanks to all the FIFO gang  for coming along,  and sad for the few that missed it because of overwork digging holes etc….hope you got the diggin done gang cause we missed ya.…
 
PRACTICE.
It’s on tonight. Tuesday 24th. 7pm at the Husky Hall, bring ya shoes,  and bring ya smiles, simple really….time to have some fun…we have some new moves to go over….
see ya when Im looking at ya.
 
Check out our facebook page for more exciting fun  = links on the right…
 
 

What’s on this weekend.

 

Club Jervis Bay
Friday 20th May

Graphiti
Great duo,  some oportunities for a dance but just worth going to hear Monica sing and Mike rip out the tunes on that talkinng guitar.

For the travellers amounst you lot
Matchbox – Westside Rockers    Illawarra Master Builders Club

Sussex Inlet RSL
Saturday 21st May

David Price Band
NOTE” This is in the auditorium,  this will be a ripper night see you there.

SBCC
Sunday 22nd..Matt & Steve

Blow me down they nearly played to much rock and roll last gig I needed a rest and they just kept throwing song after song at us, another fun way to celebrate the end of the weekend with the FIFO Gang.

 
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“Bones” …… Concept number,   who the hell knows!
 
 
 
 

Weekend wrap

Happy Mothers day all you FIFO ladies.
Seems the mynistry is growing,  the Mexican chapter is growing and posting great shots of their gang wearing their colours. Great to see a bunch with such a great sense of humour,  we could do with some of that up here..seems some local lots have taken our FIFO name as a personal insult….rediculous – it’s always about them a!!  or so they think….hahahahaaa.
It’s just about having some fun and going against the flow…. so relax take a chill pill and put a smile on your dial….it will help…
The Minister.

Maitland Rock and Roll Festival.
Some of the gang made the trip to Maitland for the R&R Festival…by all reports they had a blast.  numbers were down and this might have something to do with the event not being promoted enough as a lot of people they spoke to who live local didn’t even know the event was on..


Hopefully they keep it going.


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Sunday arvo at the club.
Darcy and Garry James were our entertainers and that’s exactly what they did…Darcy makes you smile and the usual reserved Mr James comes alive more than usual in the company of Darcy.
A great duo and we hope they do more gigs together.

A great mix of songs,  not all rock and roll,  but plenty enough and nicely spread to keep everyone interested,  and more than happy to do what you wanted.

I danced with most of the ladies at least a few times,  Hoover did his wing man best and I managed to drag Brommy up screaming and scratching,  we had a good fun dance once she realaxed and exchanged some bodily fluid…sorry about the sweaty back Brommy, but you ran your hands down it….so don’t blame me.

Wazza showed us his style in a way that will be hard to erase from the memory for quite some time.

All in all a great arvo that finished to soon…

Mr Pinky.
After two camping trip old Steady still doesn’t know how to erect his tent – both trips he has managed to arrive late and had his FIFO mates put up his plastic abode…first Sybil and I at Durras,  and now Cusso and the Pest at Maitland….nice move if you can arrange it.
And I guess real men use pink a! – here we see steady doing his daily chores using his new pink broom and pan…such a good boy!.

Practice.
NO PRACTICE THIS WEEK.  10th May - HALL IS PRE BOOKED. SEE YA NEXT WEEK!
 
 

FIFO Ministry

Seems the ministry is growing, our southern Vico chapter has come up with a unique design for their ministry members on new cool looking jackets.
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Weekend Wrap Up

Durras we will go – a Durras we will go – May 29th

The Fifo gang minus a few headed to Durras for the weekend,  we were lucky weather wise…overcast on Friday for set up but no rain.

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The Tarje.
Cads and Starters turn up and set about erecting the tarjemahal.
Cads knew best not to get in the way of a woman on a mission…so we stood back and sipped a cold one while Starters zapped about fitting the puzzle together…much to the amusement of passing campers…slowly it rose revealing it’s own atrium with opening skylights…amazing!
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We did some exploring and checked out the beach waiting on Steady and Google to arrive to their pre erected abode.

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FIFO salute.
As night fell we had the fire cranking,,,well!…. almost,  the timber Cusso and the Pest bought down was a little damp but eventually we had it going and taking the coolness off the air.
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A fun night relaxing, drinking, and laughing was had.  Eventually going to bed listening to the surf, that was great.  It started to rain late and never stopped all night…very light but consistant.

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Saturday.
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Top day – the rain stopped as the sun rose and gave way to a beautiful sunny calm day…yeeeeeeee bloody ha! – the sun rise was spectacular,  with what was left of the passing clouds sitting out to sea creating some drama in the morning light.
A great day was spent relaxing and exploring.
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Morning glory.


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The night saw the fire cranking with better timber,  fun was had…the stars were out and it was warm.
I talked everyone into going down the beach to check out the night sky,  amazing spectacle…
I asked the FIFO gang to get their tourches and do a light show on ther dunes for the camera…The Pest and I got a little more than expected,  which had us in fits of laughter.

Thank Starters, Cads, Cusso and most unexpectedly, Sybil for showing us your moon tans….funny stuff…FIFO’s rule….hahahaha!!!
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How Rude – disgusting! …… my lens will never be the same. LOL.

Sunday we had to pack up early because Sybil had to be at work by 11am - what a great weekend…next time where going longer, two day’s wasn’t enough.
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Clockwise.

After such a great weekend there was no better way to cap it off than an afternoon at the club with Clockwise…The tiredness was easily seen,  but we hit the floor and had a ball.
Thanks Mark and Mike for a great arvo….

PRACTICE.
See you all at Practice on Tuesday night – same place same time