Post-SHOUT Quickie

Quickie post. Just got back from Minneapolis this evening from the awesome Shout party. Wish you guys/gals had been there (you know who you are, boOoOOO!!1). The first dance on Thursday night was on a paddleboat from St.Paul and it was by far one of the coolest experience I have ever had in the blues dancing universe. Should’a been there!

I was going to go through the vids I shot but forgot how many there were until I downloaded them to my laptop. Saw the number of files in LightRoom and promptly got lazy. The file size limitation of video DSLR needs to be solved asap by Canon or Nikon because having dozens of one gig videos numbered DSC_xxx sucks big time. I did manage to piece together the strictly slow competition before deciding that eating and watching The Netflix would be a better way to finish off the day after being stuck at airports. Check out it below:

BluesSHOUT 2012 – Strictly Slow from on Vimeo.

Edit: Also now the strictly fast:

BluesSHOUT 2012 – Strictly Fast from on Vimeo.

The weekend was fairly productive for me: 1st place in Jack&Jill with Jenny, 1st in Pro/Am with Joy, 2nd in Champions division (sayyyy whaaatttthefak) with Ruby Red, and finalist for solo hip thrusting. Next year I believe that I won’t sign up for so many competitions. While it’s fun and better than sitting around watching, I barely had time to eat dinner during the weekend and was constantly rushing from one venue to the next. Most of the competitions started on time during the first band break which meant that you had about two hours from the end of the workshop to the dance to drive back, change, re-pack for the evening, and eat. Oh well, small price to pay to get on The Youtubes right (note: *sarcasm*).

Great event though and certainly the most organized one I have ever been to. It’s kind of heart-warming to think that my first real blues event was four years ago in Chicago.

More to come about BluesShout on an undetermined date ;-).

– Randy


  1. Braden Nesin

    Damn son, great photos!

  2. Anna Washenko

    I totally think that comp should be renamed to Solo Hip Thrusting. :P

  3. Grayden MacLennan


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