Staying Safe On The Vintage Dance Floor

Friday evening, April 22, 2011, at The Orleans Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada is a date that this writer will personally remember. Joe Bennett and The Sparkletones took the stage that night. My then-dance partner and I were looking forward to our second “Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend” together, and I was looking forward to dancing to a live rendition of "Black Slacks", the song made famous by that rockabilly (then-quartet) back in 1957. However, that night was memorable to me for an entirely different reason. That was the first time I ever saw my then-dance partner give a tongue lashing to a total stranger! We had been dancing together for over two hours and there was a couple who cam