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well heres a poser for all you young whippersnappers on the forum...

my son ( aged 12 ) collects vinyl..loves his northern..been to a few dayers with me etc etc.....

we just had a vinyl session one for one..how come mine are now all mid tempo :yes: and the lads are uptempo in yer face northern??? :dance: ..surely once all the choons hes playin i would have bounced around to....god i feel old :lol:

come on be honest how many of us oldies can still do a back flip????..or even manage a dance at all......

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well heres a poser for all you young whippersnappers on the forum...

my son ( aged 12 ) collects vinyl..loves his northern..been to a few dayers with me etc etc.....

we just had a vinyl session one for one..how come mine are now all mid tempo :yes: and the lads are uptempo in yer face northern??? :dance: ..surely once all the choons hes playin i would have bounced around to....god i feel old :lol:

come on be honest how many of us oldies can still do a back flip????..or even manage a dance at all......

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i couldn't do a back flip to start with ....interesting point though

i still like listening and dancing to stuff with balls , but , at a nighter maybe 4-5 oclock slow it down a smidge will be great , keeps me moving

Davie

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I could never do acro either, but i still dance as much as i can whenever i'm out. It wouldn't be the same without dancing for me. Mind you i am nearly 40 and 5 stone over weight but i still dance to the fast stuff.

I wonder if they'll ever come a day when i don't dance.. I hope not, in fact i plan on keeling over to The Nomads and they can just bury me under the dancefloor where i fell. That would be nice thumbsup.gif

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well heres a poser for all you young whippersnappers on the forum...

my son ( aged 12 ) collects vinyl..loves his northern..been to a few dayers with me etc etc.....

we just had a vinyl session one for one..how come mine are now all mid tempo :( and the lads are uptempo in yer face northern??? :dance: ..surely once all the choons hes playin i would have bounced around to....god i feel old :lol:

come on be honest how many of us oldies can still do a back flip????..or even manage a dance at all......

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I think its called maturity my friend. Well thats my argument anyway.

My mate Kev is well into his 40's and can still backflip like a good un, so can his missus :yes:

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well heres a poser for all you young whippersnappers on the forum...

my son ( aged 12 ) collects vinyl..loves his northern..been to a few dayers with me etc etc.....

we just had a vinyl session one for one..how come mine are now all mid tempo :yes: and the lads are uptempo in yer face northern??? :dance: ..surely once all the choons hes playin i would have bounced around to....god i feel old :lol:

come on be honest how many of us oldies can still do a back flip????..or even manage a dance at all......

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Don't think I have done a back flip since the 70s, and I think you're right, when I choose music these days it tends to be more mid tempo, probably because I am nearer 50 than 40. When I cam back on to the scene I couldn't understand why music seemed slower then I realised once I started dancing again, we had all aged a little since the early 70s

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Don't think I have done a back flip since the 70s, and I think you're right, when I choose music these days it tends to be more mid tempo, probably because I am nearer 50 than 40. When I cam back on to the scene I couldn't understand why music seemed slower then I realised once I started dancing again, we had all aged a little since the early 70s

QoFxx

I did a 'front flip' earlier on in the year, tripped over the dog and fell on hands and knees - would have looked better if wasn't in street, in front of everyone!! :)

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I did a 'front flip' earlier on in the year, tripped over the dog and fell on hands and knees - would have looked better if wasn't in street, in front of everyone!! :)

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if the scene was all about mid tempo and under midtempo sounds id pack it in today

just does NOT do it for me whatsoever...

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Not going to say I can dance, but i can still give it some, useally have to get draged off the dance floor, 3 or 4 Records then a break of 1 and that will keep going all night. Plenty of water helps, Working nights a lot to as it gets you used to not sleeping , Not been able to sleep for the weekend helps even more :( . Keeping fit helps as well, I ride my bike to work, 16 miles round trip, that keeps you legs supple and you mussles in good shape without strainig you joints. Weighing 9 1/2 stone wet helps too. All in all I dont do to bad for a 45 year old smoker who has been abusing his body for the last 30 years, But must admit That it is taking longer to recover and have been thiking its about time I knocked certain things on the head :)

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I had never taken regular exercise in my life until this year. I now do 2000+ metres/week in the local pool. I'm 45 years old, battling a tendency to pile it on. for me, apart from a slipped disc I have, it's a question of dignity, I just wouldn't feel right 'ploughing up' the dancefloor these days. a stately mooch around, maybe. in 1976 it was a very different question. sod the water! it was probably unfit for human consumption anyway. I would say that most people's 'energy' derived from the particular 'cosmic gear' available that particular night, the sounds, the vibe & the 'intense' conversations that would sometimes drive you to the dancefloor even if you hated the goddamned record! but we don't talk about that on here. or do we?

macca

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if the scene was all about mid tempo and under midtempo sounds id pack it in today

just does NOT do it for me whatsoever...

That wasn't the question though ...

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when I start getting into midtempo I know it'll be time for me to give up.....it's all about the dancing for me, so Macca are you trying to tell me when I reach 45 that I will understand the meaning of the word dignity :)

edited to add I think there are some impressive dancers still on the go but usually they seem to be really fit

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when I start getting into midtempo I know it'll be time for me to give up.....it's all about the dancing for me, so Macca are you trying to tell me when I reach 45 that I will understand the meaning of the word dignity :(

by 'ploughing up' the floor, I was only referring to the so called 'stunts'. I tried to dance to eddie parker's 'love you baby' in my living room the other day, without the stunts of course, but the results were extremely depressing I can assure you. :)

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Well i knew i was getting older when i struggled to keep up to Countdown Here i Come- Tempos, a record i used to be able to breeze thru, mind you, even though my legs kill me, i still keep dancing till the last beat of a record and spend at least three days in pain, I keep forgetting that i am no longer 16 but 44!!!!!! Del x

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I had never taken regular exercise in my life until this year. I now do 2000+ metres/week in the local pool. I'm 45 years old, battling a tendency to pile it on. for me, apart from a slipped disc I have, it's a question of dignity, I just wouldn't feel right 'ploughing up' the dancefloor these days. a stately mooch around, maybe. in 1976 it was a very different question. sod the water! it was probably unfit for human consumption anyway. I would say that most people's 'energy' derived from the particular 'cosmic gear' available that particular night, the sounds, the vibe & the 'intense' conversations that would sometimes drive you to the dancefloor even if you hated the goddamned record! but we don't talk about that on here. or do we?

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reading that is like looking in the mirror macca :) (except i don't do 2000 m/wk in the pool)

danced from midnight to 8am non-stop when i was 18 but then we had more medical assistance than an east german pole vaulter back then

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I've never really been a "dancer" more of a shuffler I'd say , instead of brogues I should wear some carpet slippers !!! :thumbsup:

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Was at Prestatyn a few years back in one of the smaller rooms, the dancefloor was raised about 6 inches above sea level, i saw a fella go into a wonderful full on bolero spin.....only to go straight off the edge of the floor and ending up horizontal ...saying "Yes thats Axminster"........It worked on many levels for me and like Bob Hope said "Good comedy writes itself".

Brett

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i think i realised my proper dancing days were over when i found that, if i did a spin, my belly came round two seconds later and put my back out. now i just sit at home eating chips and curry. and i'm much happier

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Was at Prestatyn a few years back in one of the smaller rooms, the dancefloor was raised about 6 inches above sea level, i saw a fella go into a wonderful full on bolero spin.....only to go straight off the edge of the floor and ending up horizontal ...saying "Yes thats Axminster"........It worked on many levels for me and like Bob Hope said "Good comedy writes itself".

Brett

Quality post Brett

Last proper bit of acrobatics I did was also at Prestatyn. Somewhat discouraged though by hecklers suggestions that St John Ambulance be in attendance.

Almost went for it again at last 100 Club. Fortunately Wendy was at hand to point out the error of my ways.

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Wendy, have sent you PM

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Was at Prestatyn a few years back in one of the smaller rooms, the dancefloor was raised about 6 inches above sea level, i saw a fella go into a wonderful full on bolero spin.....only to go straight off the edge of the floor and ending up horizontal ...saying "Yes thats Axminster"........It worked on many levels for me and like Bob Hope said "Good comedy writes itself".

Brett

I believe that fella was none other than Winnie Brett, gave many people hours of amusement after :thumbsup:

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Was at Prestatyn a few years back in one of the smaller rooms, the dancefloor was raised about 6 inches above sea level, i saw a fella go into a wonderful full on bolero spin.....only to go straight off the edge of the floor and ending up horizontal ...saying "Yes thats Axminster"........It worked on many levels for me and like Bob Hope said "Good comedy writes itself".

Brett

That was Winston :thumbsup:

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I've never really been a "dancer" more of a shuffler I'd say , instead of brogues I should wear some carpet slippers !!! :lol:

This isn't as daft as it sounds, a mate of mine used to wear slippers to Stafford because it helped him shuffle better to the 80s newies.Absolutely true. :thumbsup:

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That was Winston :thumbsup:

Was it?.....Jesus.sorry Winnie i was drinking at the time, didn't realise....... :lol:wink.gif

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I've never really been a "dancer" more of a shuffler I'd say , instead of brogues I should wear some carpet slippers !!! :lol:

You can get those off the stools at the Greatstone Richard :thumbsup:

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Im 46 cant do acro's anymore but can still spin like a top and stomp like a good un! Ive been into the music for over 30yrs and love it just as much as when i was young, but oh to be able to do a split again without tearing me gonads out :lol: . Or even a back drop without my knee giving way......aaaahhhh those were the days. I might try it at steam this saturday so i guess the ambulance needs to be stood by and Peter YES i dare have a go :thumbsup: .

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Im 46 cant do acro's anymore but can still spin like a top and stomp like a good un! Ive been into the music for over 30yrs and love it just as much as when i was young, but oh to be able to do a split again without tearing me gonads out tongue.gif . Or even a back drop without my knee giving way......aaaahhhh those were the days. I might try it at steam this saturday so i guess the ambulance needs to be stood by and Peter YES i dare have a go :lol: .

See you at Crewe with a bottle of air and a box of knee support bandages :thumbsup:

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See you at Crewe with a bottle of air and a box of knee support bandages :thumbsup:

Peter, every time i see you, you always say "im getting too old for this" but i honestly believe you'll never stop. You put us young un's to shame on the floor mate.

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Wonder if I will finally get to meet Peter at Crewe? Maybe he hides LOL

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You can get those off the stools at the Greatstone Richard laugh.gif

Indeed you can, but the Greatstone don't have them in my size wink.gif

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well heres a poser for all you young whippersnappers on the forum...

my son ( aged 12 ) collects vinyl..loves his northern..been to a few dayers with me etc etc.....

we just had a vinyl session one for one..how come mine are now all mid tempo wicked.gif and the lads are uptempo in yer face northern??? :dance: ..surely once all the choons hes playin i would have bounced around to....god i feel old :lol:

come on be honest how many of us oldies can still do a back flip????..or even manage a dance at all......

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I still like to dance, even to some of the fast ones shhh.gif Except when you applied those darn big earrings to my head - they acted like an anchor :D

I used to be able to backflip (dorset gymnast) - cant say I have tried it over the last 20 years though :D

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you stopped me n my pal pip right in our tracks at cleethorpes with your flashing belt. seriously. we had to sit down after looking at it wink.gif

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LOL - I had so many people asking me where I got it. I became rather secretive answering Japan LOL - othewise you would have seen a sea of them next year wink.gif

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Wonder if I will finally get to meet Peter at Crewe? Maybe he hides LOL

Peter always hides when ppl are looking for him wink.gif .......paranoia? nah hes just shy

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I actually blame the 'peer pressure' of the NS scene for my discal hernia (L4/5)... I never was the world's most agile dancer, even at 16. but I insisted on attempting those backdrops, splits etc, my wrists & thumbs also suffered the consequences. over a 4 year period, my spinal column took enough punishment to cause a long term injury. I'd stopped trying by 1979, it somehow didn't seem 'appropriate' anymore. I asked the specialist here about it & whilst he was unaware of the NS phenomenon, he said that regular 'cod-gymnastic' activity, undertaken under the 'wrong' conditions, in an otherwise 'sendentary' life, could easily lead to such injuries. so there you have it. why couldn't I just be content shuffling about like all those 'too cool for their own good' mecca types? I have lived to regret it, sadly...

macca

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I actually blame the 'peer pressure' of the NS scene for my discal hernia (L4/5)... I never was the world's most agile dancer, even at 16. but I insisted on attempting those backdrops, splits etc, my wrists & thumbs also suffered the consequences. over a 4 year period, my spinal column took enough punishment to cause a long term injury. I'd stopped trying by 1979, it somehow didn't seem 'appropriate' anymore. I asked the specialist here about it & whilst he was unaware of the NS phenomenon, he said that regular 'cod-gymnastic' activity, undertaken under the 'wrong' conditions, in an otherwise 'sendentary' life, could easily lead to such injuries. so there you have it. why couldn't I just be content shuffling about like all those 'too cool for their own good' mecca types? I have lived to regret it, sadly...

macca

but you still go to the do's and wish you could still do it? wink.gif

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but you still go to the do's and wish you could still do it? thumbsup.gif

nope. I live in spain & while there's a very healthy scene, I doubt very much you'd see 'portly' 45 year olds attempting such things here. there are lots of twenty something skins & austin powers types, mind.

macca

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