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idgiehkt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 10:02 PM
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How many people here can do the Electric Slide?
I can just see the whole lounge doing it together :)

Here's the Electric Boogie video, where they are doing it
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LDIgab-Y9_Q

the lady singing this, Marica Griffiths, is one third of the original I-Threes, Bob Marley's back up band. (The other two women were Rita Marley and Judy Mowatt).

The last time I did this I was drunk in a bar and got twisted up in some curtains from turning the wrong way and ended up somewhere in the back behind the dance area...those were the days.
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SPKrazy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 10:07 PM
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1. I'm Doing It Now!
:rofl: :spray:
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idgiehkt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 10:11 PM
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2. oh boy
you know all of us with *a past* know how to do this shit, lol.

Here is an actual instructional video I just found on youtube, lol
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wP8d-xc1Bps

People need to get their moves down before new years. ;)

we need to get the whole lounge doing it, there is no way we can possibly be dorkier than the people in this video

:rofl:









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some guy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 10:13 PM
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3. I can...
it seems to have become a staple song/dance at wedding receptions, so that's where I learned how. :)

I don't mind weddings, as long as they're not mine...

:hi:

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idgiehkt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 10:14 PM
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4. woohoo!
that's three. We have almost enough for one line, lol

:hi:
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NMDemDist2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 10:15 PM
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5. I'm in
I loves me some dancing....

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idgiehkt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 10:22 PM
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7. woohoo!
I just remembered...the song that everyone used to do this too when I was in the bars wasn't "Electric Boogie" it was that song "What A Night". I don't know why, but whenever that song came on, everyone would just start doing it.

Oh, what a night, late December back in '63
What a very special time for me
As I remember what a night!

Oh, what a night!
You know I didn't even know her name
But I was never gonna be the same
What a lady, what a night!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=liyiT_DGREA

Yeah BABY!

wow, those first few chords bring back some memories

:bounce:

oh what a night...you know I didn't even know her name...
(been there, done that :blush: )
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SPKrazy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 10:15 PM
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6. Everybody Dance Now!
wooo hoooo! :grouphug:
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idgiehkt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 10:27 PM
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11. that would be this:
Gonna Make You Sweat:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EMmWa8D6U6U



The Electric Slide is definitely more my speed.
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SPKrazy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 10:47 PM
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18. Yeah, I Knew that!
well I might not have, but I'm telling you I did!

I can hear that "everybody dance now"

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idgiehkt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 11:13 PM
Response to Reply #18
27. I' m just a squirrel, trying to get a nut
so shake your butt!

Uhh!

:rofl:
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SPKrazy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 11:31 PM
Response to Reply #27
33. Is That Part Of The song?
or is this some kind of new strategy to get me to shake my butt?

:hug:
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idgiehkt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-30-06 12:57 AM
Response to Reply #33
51. both!
so hit it!

:rofl:
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SPKrazy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-30-06 05:57 PM
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53. Hittin' Away!
:rofl:
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Nicole Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 10:24 PM
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8. Me!
Can we do the Cotton Eyed Joe or the Tush Push next? :rofl:
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SPKrazy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 10:26 PM
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10. You Can Do The Tush Push All You Want To Nicole!
We'll join ya, or I will fer sher!

:evilgrin:
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Nicole Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 10:39 PM
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14. I'm not surprised
I figured you would join in if a tush was involved.

:evilgrin:

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SPKrazy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 10:43 PM
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16. Your Tush Sweetie!
I am a discerning individual you know!

:evilgrin:
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Nicole Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 10:48 PM
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20. You sweet talker you!
:evilgrin:
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SPKrazy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 11:14 PM
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29. That's Me!
Sweet talkin' SPK

:evilgrin:
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Nicole Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 11:16 PM
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31. I've heard that about you
among other things. :P
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SPKrazy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 11:33 PM
Response to Reply #31
34. Well, Do You Believe Everything You Hear?
it might be true

:evilgrin:
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Nicole Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 11:36 PM
Response to Reply #34
35. It depends
on the source of the info & the subject of the talk.

In your case, yes I do believe it. :rofl:
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SPKrazy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 11:37 PM
Response to Reply #35
37. Well Okay
but the laughing

what's that about now?

:shrug: :hug:
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idgiehkt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 10:28 PM
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12. only if you are gonna give lessons
I did some country line dancing in the gay bar once back in the day but I was, as usual, very drunk the one time I did it and I don't remember a bit of it...

Hi Nicole :hi:
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Nicole Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 10:41 PM
Response to Reply #12
15. Sure!
I might be drunk while giving the lessons though. :rofl:

Hi idgie! :hi:
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idgiehkt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 11:12 PM
Response to Reply #15
26. that's okay
it'll be less pressure that way, lol

:rofl:
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Nicole Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 11:13 PM
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28. And more fun that way
:rofl:
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Left Is Write Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 10:24 PM
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9. I used to be able to, a long time ago.
I also admit to having done the Macarena.
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idgiehkt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 10:30 PM
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13. I was FORCED to do the Macarena
I had just gotten a new job and they had some kind of employee day the 2nd or 3rd day I was there and made all of us do it. I think the electric slide is alot harder, arm movements are easier to remember for me than feet.
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SeattleGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 10:45 PM
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17. I can! Come on, everybody -- let's slide!
:toast:
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SPKrazy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 10:48 PM
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19. Let's Slide Sista SG!
woo hoo!

we're sliding right now!

:evilgrin:
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idgiehkt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 10:51 PM
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22. woohoo!
you know it's a party now that the Seattle Girl is in the hizzouse!

:bounce: :bounce:
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RevolutionaryActs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 10:50 PM
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21. Ok, ok I'm in your thread.
:P
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idgiehkt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 10:55 PM
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23. woohoo
we gots to have some young-uns to hide behind

:rofl:
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RevolutionaryActs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 11:01 PM
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24. Oh, sure, just use me.
:P
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idgiehkt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 11:11 PM
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25. lol
nah...we'll give you the going 'hipness quotient addition' rate, lol.

:rofl:
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Briarius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 11:14 PM
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30. sadly, I can
and I learned it at a line dance... :blush:
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idgiehkt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 11:27 PM
Response to Reply #30
32. no shame in your game, no shame in your game
you are probably the tallest so you can be at the front of the line so everyone can see you move

:bounce:
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Briarius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 11:49 PM
Response to Reply #32
41. ok, I'll leave out the extra spins and things then
:P
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idgiehkt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 11:50 PM
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42. Noooooooooooo!
I love those...I just can't do them...that's how I got tangled up in the curtains

:rofl:
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Briarius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 11:52 PM
Response to Reply #42
43. lol, all it takes is practice
I'm sure you could do it
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idgiehkt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-30-06 12:31 AM
Response to Reply #43
47. I might be able to now
that I am clean and sober. sometimes that helps

:rofl:
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Briarius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-30-06 10:16 AM
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52. I dunno, a couple drinks might help
that way you don't feel so silly when you get totally lost :P
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BarenakedLady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 11:37 PM
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36. I refuse to do any type of line dancing
I'm not sure why. I just do...

Ok, I'm a line dancing snob. :shrug:
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idgiehkt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 11:39 PM
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38. then this one is just for you, Barenaked Lady
You too can learn how to moonwalk:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z9nnhRStvAk&mode=related...

this video is the shizznit...it REALLY works. I can't believe how he teaches it but you'll be giving MJ a run for his money, while we all sit back in awe after doing the Macarena.

:rofl: :rofl:
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BarenakedLady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 11:43 PM
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39. Oh I KNOW how to line dance
(yes, and moonwalk) I was a dancer for many years. I just refuse to line dance. I'm a dancing snob. Also I have to be drunk to dance in public for some reason. But I'm actually very shy, more than anything else.
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idgiehkt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 11:44 PM
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40. I wish I could see you moonwalk
that would be so cool. My brother used to be able to moonwalk and do the worm, and pop and lock and all that kinda stuff. I used to be able to do the running man, that's as far as I got.
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unsavedtrash Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 11:55 PM
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44. I can too
learned how at New Beginnings in Johnson City, TN.
Tons of drunken gay folk trying to keep step. Ok, well maybe my drunken self trying to keep up.

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idgiehkt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-30-06 12:04 AM
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45. drunk gay people made this dance what it is!
I am very, very proud to be part of that legacy

:rofl:

bush and blair at the gay bar
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6LH1HQYHiMo

I don't know what the story is behind this video or who the original artist is... I wish someone did

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madrchsod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-30-06 12:08 AM
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46. no --my joints do`t move anymore
now back when i was a kid i could move to the groove
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idgiehkt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-30-06 12:33 AM
Response to Reply #46
48. we can just do the numa numa dance
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PK12XrnHcxs

all you have to do is sit there and wave your arms
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madrchsod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-30-06 12:48 AM
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49. actually i still can do this
http://youtube.com/watch?v=LM-8Co6AKk4&mode=related&sea...

i do numa numa dance when i`m bored....
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idgiehkt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-30-06 12:52 AM
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50. lol this is awesome!
nice to see some devo since that is what the deceptagon dance by le tigre that rev acts posted made me think of :)
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