September 23rd, 2005
front page


we made the front page of the paper. read the story here.

Sep 23 2005
6:59 pm
keri Smith writes:

I would like to take a moment to express my views on this.
Firstly, I am not completely comfortable with dancing in public. THAT IS the point. The guys started doing it in November and I did not get it at first, I thought it was a beautiful gesture but there was no WAY I would do it (especially in my small town). They kept asking and I kept saying no. I watched the film, felt moved by it, but still said no. I also questioned them about the fact that they were doing it in public, something about that bothered me, I too felt it was exhibitionist. To be quite honest I felt a little annoyed at times about it, I can’t quite explain why. Maybe for the same reasons that one commenter mentioned, I was worried about the ‘look at me’ vibe. But I must explain that the fact that it is done in public is precisely the point, it forces us to let go of what people think of us, to push us past the point of caring, of feeling self concious, about embracing our ‘foolishness’. It was not easy to do, the ‘vibe’ is more ‘I am uncomfortable but I am doing it anyway’ it is still difficult. I move in and out of the caring. It is only when I enter into the music fully, that I start to let go.
What i will say is that it is helping me be much less self conscious. I find myself moving differently, singing more in public, and feeling a bit more confident physically, all since this process started.
p.s. to answer Katherine’s question, I do interact with people when they approach me, to explain what i am doing. Mike and Jeff do not, they have a “no interaction” policy not liking to be pulled out of the moment.

Sep 23 2005
6:59 pm
keri Smith writes:

I would like to take a moment to express my views on this.
Firstly, I am not completely comfortable with dancing in public. THAT IS the point. The guys started doing it in November and I did not get it at first, I thought it was a beautiful gesture but there was no WAY I would do it (especially in my small town). They kept asking and I kept saying no. I watched the film, felt moved by it, but still said no. I also questioned them about the fact that they were doing it in public, something about that bothered me, I too felt it was exhibitionist. To be quite honest I felt a little annoyed at times about it, I can’t quite explain why. Maybe for the same reasons that one commenter mentioned, I was worried about the ‘look at me’ vibe. But I must explain that the fact that it is done in public is precisely the point, it forces us to let go of what people think of us, to push us past the point of caring, of feeling self concious, about embracing our ‘foolishness’. It was not easy to do, the ‘vibe’ is more ‘I am uncomfortable but I am doing it anyway’ it is still difficult. I move in and out of the caring. It is only when I enter into the music fully, that I start to let go.
What i will say is that it is helping me be much less self conscious. I find myself moving differently, singing more in public, and feeling a bit more confident physically, all since this process started.
p.s. to answer Katherine’s question, I do interact with people when they approach me, to explain what i am doing. Mike and Jeff do not, they have a “no interaction” policy not liking to be pulled out of the moment.


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