Transported Back to the 1940s ... For an Evening

Photo of Swing Cats taken by author
Laguna Woods, California
December 10, 2016 11:15pm CST
This evening, my husband and I attended a concert of Swing Cats ... a 1940's type Big Band. They had a dozen horn players, including trombones, trumpets and saxophones. There was also a piano player, drummer and bass player. They were accompanied by young singers who performed a series of songs originally sang by Bing Crosby and the Andrews Sisters. Finally, they had two couples who were swing dancers ... twirling, flipping and tossing the girls over the guy's shoulders. They sang a number of well-known Christmas songs ... White Christmas, I Wish You a Merry Christmas, Here Comes Santa Claus and many more. All in all, it was a fun way to spend the evening. It's going to be a busy week, but this was a fun way to kick it off!
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@moffittjc (43014)
• Gainesville, Florida
12 Dec 16
Interestingly, I was exposed to Big Band music back when I was in college, and I absolutely loved it! I think most people would enjoy the genre if they would just give it a chance and listen to it!
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• Laguna Woods, California
13 Dec 16
@moffittjc - You are right. After all, nearly everyone still enjoys listening to old Bing Crosby and Dean Martin songs ... and most of them are accompanied by Big Band music.
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• Eugene, Oregon
13 Dec 16
That sounds like a great show, throwback to the 1940s!
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• Laguna Woods, California
15 Dec 16
@JamesHxstatic - Everyone I know who attended really seemed to enjoy it. It was a lot of fun!
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@JohnRoberts (57201)
• Los Angeles, California
11 Dec 16
If only we could really be sent back in time.
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• Laguna Woods, California
12 Dec 16
@JohnRoberts - Ha Ha! I actually like life today, although it was fun to go back in time for an evening!
@LadyDuck (157737)
• Switzerland
11 Dec 16
I love the old times songs, I have not lived the 40's, but I remember the 50's and 60's.
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• Laguna Woods, California
12 Dec 16
@LadyDuck - Yes, I remember the music of the 50s and 60s. The music we heard included some Christmas classics which people still sing today ... such as "White Christmas."
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@puddleglum (1418)
• United States
11 Dec 16
That sounds like it was a great event. I love that era of music.
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• Laguna Woods, California
12 Dec 16
@puddleglum - It was a lot of fun to hear the swing music and watch the singers and dancers.
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@FourWalls (13785)
• United States
11 Dec 16
Oh, does that sound like fun!!!!
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• Laguna Woods, California
12 Dec 16
@FourWalls - It was a very lively, fun evening! I don't think I had ever seen real swing dancers!
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@sallypup (27125)
• Moses Lake, Washington
11 Dec 16
I love to attend Christmas events. This one sure sounds like it was fun.
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• Laguna Woods, California
12 Dec 16
@sallypup - Yes, it was very different from any other holiday event I had ever attended.
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• New Delhi, India
11 Dec 16
Wow sounds mesmerizing... I hope you really had a great time
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• Laguna Woods, California
12 Dec 16
@amitkokiladitya - It was mesmerizing! We had so much fun!
@jstory07 (67171)
• Roseburg, Oregon
11 Dec 16
That sounds like you had a very good evening and enjoyed it.
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• Laguna Woods, California
12 Dec 16
@jstory07 - It was a lovely evening and more fun than I expected!
@DianneN (78468)
• United States
12 Dec 16
I love the music and songs from that era. Glad you enjoyed yourselves!
@JudyEv (123440)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Dec 16
That would have been a really entertaining evening. A great way to start your week.
• United States
12 Dec 16
sure sounds like fun! glad y'all got to go, hon.
• Philippines
11 Dec 16
I hope they keep having shows like this every Christmas month.