In 1984, Bruce Springsteen sung about dancing in the dark, Bruce really knew what he was talking about because I wholeheartedly agree dancing in the dark is the ONLY way to dance. There is no greater awkwardness than when you go to a daytime wedding and people want you on the dance floor. I have been known to make a fool of myself on the dance floor, which is why people want to watch me dance. My sultry moves was learned from my parents and of course Stephanie Tanner from Full House.
I hate dancing with the lights on because I look like I am drunk when I dance. That’s because 9 times out of 10, I am actually drunk on the dance floor. Everyone knows its hard to let the old footloose go wild while being sober. The only times I did dance with the lights on and sober, was during something called Zumba and I will never go back there again. Not only is choreographed dancing a fear of mine but watching a group of women in their mid-forties try to get their groove back like Stella, is just awkward.
The only other time I really enjoyed dancing with the lights on was one fall weekend in October of 2009. Where in America, it’s acceptable to dress like a whoreish meatball, or what most people know as Snookie.
Below is a photo of me dressed up as Snookie for Halloween but I am starting to think I look more like Theresa from the Real Housewives of New Jersey.
I was truly letting my freak flag fly high and mighty that night and every Halloween from that day on. If you ever met me, I am a quiet anti-social blonde girl who wears Pajama jeans because they stretch better than real jeans #truestory:
Maybe some day, I will have the confidence to lose myself to dance in the daylight like those brave people on SoulTrain. Until then, I leave you with the greatest compilation of dance moves from one of my favorite Daft Punk songs: