Nostalgia and Vintage: What's The Difference?

As someone who's into the vintage lifestyle, with one foot in the swing dance scene and one in the rockabilly scene, two distinct scenes, when well-meaning, non-vintage folks find out what I do, they often suggest bands or guest dee-jays (usually their friends) for music events that I put on. These folks mean well, and it can get awkward when I have to sometimes, very politely, decline working with certain bands or dee-jays. Hopefully, this blog will explain why our approach to '50's music is different from what our non-rockabilly and non-swing dance friends would usually expect from a "1950's" dance event. There is a difference between "nostalgia" and "vintage", especially when it comes