Heh, that reminds me.
My ex-wife used to drag me to the Paris Theatre
in PDX, back when they were doing goth dance nights.
So, while I'm chatting up some goth kid who is obviously tripping balls and has handed me a small kid's pail full of glow in the dark chalk, I notice a figure dancing over by the stage. Now, this is your classic "all the seats have been taken out" theatre, with a little stage that is camped out by a clique of goths, some of whom stomp-'dance' back and forth across the stage if the current song moves
them. The goth kid who was talking with me and sharing his chalk was a happy fellow. Wanted to 'brighten up the place'. I started drawing all sort of occult symbols, and sketching a large Cthulhu, which he _loved_ (I don't think he realized who he was giving the chalk to).
There are a group of people not comfortable enough to get up onstage (in the Clique's space) dancing in front of the stage. There's a non-alcoholic bar off to the left near the exit. My ex was a lush, so she had smuggled in some wine. Nearly half the crowd had the same idea.
Wait, that figure over there by the stage. That one I mentioned. HE DOESN'T FIT. I take a better look, and see...
A 60+ year old man, silvering thinning hair, wearing a glow in the dark Aloha shirt, kahki short, flip-flops and freaking SUNGLASSES around his neck. Grinning like a leprechaun.
Dude looked like he stepped off of the Whale Watching tour at Kailua-Kona pier. And yet, he ruled the room. Dancing in his shuffling way (the flip-flop, y'see) to the GOTH music, grinning like he was on LSD (not touching that bet with a 10 ft pole). I watched, fascinated. He lingered in every corner of the auditorium, chatting politely with the dancing gothic kids. Then he got on stage, dancing his little dance. Totally shut down the stomp-dancing goth boys... they were too embarrassed to dance on stage with him.
Then the 'spooky pretty' girl, the one who HADN'T danced to any of the songs that evening, got up, danced with him for a little while, and then they chilled and talked between the song break.
Dude met every single person in the club.
I TOTALLY didn't expect that that evening.