507: Why is good for adults to re-live the experience of prom?
Winston: Some may want a redo, some have never gone, most need to get out of their homes and do something fun. I choose all the above.
Charles: Prom is one of the most memorable experiences in our lives. You don’t remember who you sat down next to in 9th grade history class. You don’t remember how many times school lunch made you sick. But everyone remembers prom. Whether you got lucky or dumped, drunk or sober, went with friends or your high school crush, you have memories of prom. Why not relive it when you’re older and wiser? My strongest memory of prom is getting dumped two days before so the girl could go with another guy! Prom made you laugh and cry. So let’s have some fun and all relive it!
507: Who would win in a 12 hour dance-off, Winston or Charles?
Winston: This guy. I hear Charles has two left feet.
Charles: Winston would win. I have the stamina, but I don’t think I know many dance moves. If you would have asked who would win in a holding your breath contest, I think I could best him!
507: What is the key to motivating reluctant dancers?
Winston: Confidence and funky music. Funk is food for the body, it gives you groove to nourish your soul.
Charles: The quickest secret is alcohol. The more you drink, the more inviting the dance floor is. Otherwise, you just get the crowd to loosen up. Get them to sing along a couple of times, and then they feel comfortable they will be more likely to dance.
507: Does Rochester dance enough?
Winston: We can definitely dance more.
Charles: Rochester loves to dance. They like to drink, too. Perhaps the two are linked….
507: What should people expect from your show?
Winston: To be sweaty from dancing all night.
Charles: We pride ourselves on a performance with high energy, crowd interaction, movement. Lots of fun. We take the time to arrange our songs to create interest. When we create a setlist to create different moments. Some moments are to feature musicians, some are to get the crowd to interact, some are just for fun.
If you go:
What: Grown Folks Prom Party
When: 9 p.m. Friday, September 2
Where: Wicked Moose, 1201 Eastgate Dr. SE, Rochester
Tickets: $10, available at Wicked Moose