Could you imagine if there were narrators for irish dancing like ” And here she goes into the click that she missed in the first round and SHE NAILED IT SHE GOT THE CLICK! That was truly amazing, unbelievable talent right there ladies and gentlemen.” Or “ooh that was…
Someone inform the people that live inside the TVs. WE NEED THIS!
A very nice Irish music playlist: For the Love of Reels and Jigs c:
Photographer - me
I have a feeling this is how normal people see Irish dance all the time.
Addendum - nothing bad can come from randomly dancing at a pub! You WILL NOT embarrass yourself; you DO NOT have to dance your most extravagant steps; NO ONE will judge you if you mess up; you WILL NOT offend the musicians; you WILL have fun.
A: One, but he/she will need 3 months to do it - 1 month to learn how to change light bulbs in the first place, 1 additional month to work on technique, and 1 more month to sulk about being so sucky at changing light bulbs, just to finally go out and do it “for the fun of it”.
My name is Branislav. ^^ There’s even more penguin-related info in the about me. ;)
I’m not gonna try to take sides here, cause I kinda feel that both Wonka and Boromir have a point.
It seems natural to write up a kind of a disclaimer for why your dancing is bad in a video. Most Irish dancers come from an environment of constant criticism, and are very aware of their strengths and weaknesses. Also, it is a fact that we often can’t bring out our best, and when we know we did worse than we know we can, we want it to be known. Who wouldn’t?
On the other hand, from the standpoint of the viewer, it seems a bit silly for someone to put up a video of themselves, and immediately state reasons for that particular video to be an unaccountable representation of their dancing. What was the point, then?
The natural inference would be that the person who put up the video is saying those things falsely, to create the illusion of “Wow, he/she can dance that well with all those things not going for them”. Call me gullible, but even if these cases exist, I honestly believe they are extremely rare.
Maybe taking things a little less seriously sometimes would be a benefit to all of us? :)
It hurts so much. :(
Note: I do not own the photo of Colin Dunne. I have shamelessly borrowed it for the purpose of the meme from http://colindunne.irish-dancing.de/cms/upload/images/seven.jpg
Feel free to express your own ID sadness via #sad colin :)