One of the true joys about staying in hostels is the social life. Hostel Euphoria in Tallinn has a Great Room, open to the public for Wednesday Night Open Mic and Sunday Night Jam Sessions.
The hostel owner, Jonathan Flack, has a band named “The Jingles” and there are musical instruments decorating the room, ready to be used during these evenings. Those who aren’t musical, like me, can tell jokes and stories; give short talks, or teach dance.
Now that Boogie-Woogie has come roaring back in style as an International Dance Craze, everyone is interested in what the original looked like ….way back in 1955, when I was in high school.
I’d never have guessed, back then, that I’d be taking steps learned sixty-one years ago at our weekly Teen Center dance nights, and sharing them to new generations in hostels all around the world. I might just do the same thing at the Soul Kitchen Hostel in St. Petersburg, Russia, later on this month!
Below, are some of our fabulous singers…. Dima, Trevor, and Tadeusch.