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    November 18th, 2012
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    The Free Raisins played the Scout House on Thursday and Frank took videos. He got his camera set up on the fireplace partway through on the third set of the evening, and recorded all the dances after that. The sound is from a recorder he put on the stage in front of us, which means it picked up very little of the caller or dancers and a lot of the band talking to each other. It's kind of weird to me to hear how much verbal planning and organization we do during the dance. [1]

    I didn't ask for enough mandolin during sound check, and by the time I realized there wasn't enough and asked for more I had been overplaying and tired myself out a lot.


    [1] Transcript, from a dance picked at random:

    Linda
    This dance is called "llama-llama-ding-dong".
    Amy
    What are we doing?
    Jeff
    Uh, Grease.
    Amy
    Grease
    Jeff
    So: Gaspe, Evil Diane, Grease, Evil Diane with 'F's and Trumpet.
    Audrey
    Gaspe is in 'D'. 'D', 'D', 'D'.
    Jeff
    'D', 'A', 'D'
    Linda
    Here we go!
    Jeff
    Ok.
    [dance starts, piano is in 'A']
    Jeff
    'D'!
    [piano is in 'D']
    Jeff
    Next time me [on melody], then trading phrases. Because Amy really wanted that.
    Jeff
    Me first.
    Jeff
    One more [time through this tune]? One more.
    Jeff
    Moving on. Key of 'A'. Remember to resolve.
    Jeff
    Key of 'A'. [band changes tunes]
    Jeff
    Next time? Vamp?
    Amy
    This one?
    Jeff
    No, next one?
    Jeff
    Vamp.
    Jeff
    Just me and Amy. [Audrey drops out, Jeff starts Summer Nights with Amy]
    Jeff
    Ready for trading [phrases].
    Linda
    [realizes what we're playing, laughs thoroughly]
    Linda
    Three more ok?
    Jeff
    Three more, going back. [Switch back to Evil Diane.]
    Amy
    Two more [Jeff starts on trumpet.]
    Amy
    'F's!
    Amy
    One more!
    Amy
    Cheesy! [band plays cheesy ending]
    Audrey
    Oh my God, [the trumpet] was in the monitors. You were *so* loud!

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