Swindon Shuffle – Swindon Samba
Okay. So what sort of giant sized rock have I been hiding under that I’ve managed not to notice the Swindon Shuffle for the entire seven years of its existence? I only got to know about it this year because Cidalia at U Piri Piri on Havelock Street sent me an invite on the ubiquitous Facebook.
So, to cut a long story short, Friday just gone saw me and a few friends on Havelock Street ready for the night’s shuffling. The evening kicked off with Swindon Samba doing their thing – totally awesome. I absolutely loved them. They are just, to paraphrase ‘MIranda, – such fun! Just vibrant and energetic and how the ‘conductor’ manages to do that and play a drum I’ve no idea. Impressed doesn’t cover it.
There were also other artistes playing inside the Piri Piri including a gypsy king! Then later Swindon Samba appeared again and this time it was even more amazing. Guys – this was just so fabulous. I absolutely loved it. Ace, fab and brill!
So thank you Swindon Shuffle and Swindon Samba for quite the best fun I’ve had in a long time!