The 2008 Swing Venue Poll

For a few months you’ve seen the swing venue poll questions on this site and have responded. Here are the results (note that I eliminated repeat votes to make this accurate):


  1. MOST POPULAR SWING VENUE (where you go most often):
    1st Place: Lindy Groove / PBDA (21% each, tie)
    3rd Place: Atomic Ballroom / The Derby (18% each, tie)
    Brian’s Pick: Lindy Groove is where I go most often
  2. BEST DANCERS
    1st Place: Paladino’s Lounge (26%)
    2nd Place: Strutter’s Ball (15%)
    3rd Place: Third Saturday Swing / Lindy Groove (11% each, tie)
    Brian’s Pick: Lindy Groove. Years ago I would have said Paladino’s
  3. FAVORITE SWING VENUE
    1st Place: PBDA (28%)
    2nd Place: Paladino’s Lounge (19%)
    3rd Place: The Derby (13%)
    Brian’s Pick: The Derby
  4. FRIENDLIEST DANCERS
    1st Place: Lindy Groove / PBDA (18% each, tie)
    Third Place: The Derby (14%)
    Brian’s Pick: Rusty’s Rhythm Club
  5. BEST LIVE BANDS
    1st Place: The Derby / PBDA (25% each, tie)
    3rd Place: Cicada Club / Joe’s Bar (10% each, tie)
    Brian’s Pick: Cicada Club
  6. BEST DJ
    1st Place: Paladino’s Lounge – Dave Frutos (a whopping 43%)
    2nd Place: PBDA (14%)
    3rd Place: Joe’s Bar / Atomic / Lindy Groove (9% each, tie)
    Brian’s Pick: Paladino’s Lounge – Dave Frutos. also Joe’s Bar and Memories
  7. BEST AMBIANCE
    1st Place: Cicada Club (31%)
    2nd Place: The Derby (19%)
    3rd Place: Lindy Groove (7%)
    Brian’s Pick: Cicada Club (indoor), Disneyland (outdoor)

Congrats to all of the winners, and thanks for your votes! Overall, I think you picked some real great venues. Be thankful we have such fantastic swing venues in LA/OC!

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