Dancing to Life

I danced on a quay at Emsworth
playing a really big drum
The crowds from the town all following us
and everyone having fun

I danced with Pride in Brighton
‘neath a rainbow coloured flag
The crowds of people partying
in the sun made me feel glad

I danced on the Portsmouth waterfront
as five tall ships furled sail
The rhythm of the music thrummed
and helped tell a happy tale

I danced then and I’m dancing now
because the music never dies
It’s always in my heart and mind
for that’s where my rhythm lies


[A-Z April blogging challenge – day 4 – #D]


With three thousand other people
At the Dome’s packed concert hall
We in anticipation waited
For the virtual curtain call

We had waited twenty years
To see this favourite band
And feel the rhythm as it grabbed us
And hear the drumming at first hand

And we weren’t disappointed
Underworld were at their best
Doing ‘Cowgirl’, ‘Rez’ and ‘Spoonman’
‘Dirty Epic’ and the rest

Brighton rocked with rhythm
Drums were loud and beat was long
Three thousand people dancing
To that ‘Born Slippy’ song


Underworld , a progressive house/electronic dance band from London, are currently part-way through their UK/European “Dubnobasswithmyheadman” tour. I never got to see them back in the day (late 80’s/early 90’s) but have long wanted to. Last night provided the means when they played Brighton. That’s one more thing ticked off from my bucket list!

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