On Saturday I went to a backyard BBQ/ summer kickoff party. It was a lot of fun. Tons of good grub, and beer, and all you can drink mojitos with fresh crushed mint. It was a little bit of a different crew than I see normally so it was great to mix it up that way too.
Our wonderful hosts booked Gypsy Swing Revue to play for the shindig. Their sound is a throw back to the 30â€™s and 40â€™s with large influences from Django Reinhardt, Stephane Grappelli (they played songs by both of these artists), and the like. If youâ€™re so inclined, you can check them out most Wednesday nights at the Snug. It was the perfect music for dancing through a late, sweltering, Denver night. The band was talked into playing till 12:30 in the morning, allowing everyone to get there dancing shoes well greased.