|October 1st we took part in two 60-year-old
jubilees on the same day. On our way from a birthday celebration in
Gävle, we made a touchdown at Grand in Uppsala, where Uplands
Spelmansförbund celebrated with a dance.
There were two music groups playing. Tensta Spelmanslag played gammaldans with a sprinkling of polskor, Bohlins grandchildren played polskor with a sprinkling of gammaldans.
This was the first time we visited Grand, that appears to be equipped as a cinema or theatre, with black walls and several spotlights in the ceiling.
|The floor is wooden, at our visit we found it
a bit sluggish. At the back end there is a coffee bar and some
The average age of the participants was low compared with some of the other events we use to visit. It was nice to look at the dancers, that mostly danced both polskor and gammaldans beautifully.
Because of the rough floor, and possibly also a coming cold for Ellika, our dance was restrained. It was however also worthwhile to watch other dancers in action.
[ Dances 2005 ]