On Friday, June 7th, 2013 I attended Gatsby Electro Swing at Palihouse in West Hollywood and had an excellent time! The crowd was an eclectic mix of young Hollywood club-goers, Lindy regulars, and a few Steampunk guys with handlebar mustaches. The dance area was bigger than at previous Electroswing events, so there was always room to dance. There were up to six or so couples swing dancing at time, with a jam circle forming at one point. I stayed till they turned on the lights at 2AM!
The next Electroswing event is Caravan Palace and Red Light District playing at the Fonda Theater, also in West Hollywood, on Wednesday, July 17th, 2013 8PM. Caravan Palace is a French electroswing and Gypsy Jazz band based in Paris that is currently on a world tour. Check out their YouTube videos included in this article! Whatever you think of electroswing, you have to admit it’s catchy and makes you want to dance! (At least, that’s how I feel about it!)
Note, tickets are required for this show, currently running $36.65 including Ticketmaster fees. These are general admission, so I am guessing there will be space to dance, though the floor might be sticky with beer and gunk from the regular bands that play there. For this event, I suggest bringing your own partner. – Brian
Here’s a video of their live performance. Looks like they can really Lindy and Charleston!
Here’s one more video: