Ok onto an embarrassing story. When I was 14 we moved from LA (SF Valley) up to Santa Maria. It was a big change for us. Especially for my sister who is 2 years older than me. She was moving in the middle of her high school years. But looking back at it – it was a great thing to experience. We were used to living in a place that really did not have a sense of community and you really needed to be careful if you were walking to the corner market. “Do not cross Topanga to go to Thrifty’s!” my Dad used to say – which sucked in the summer time when we wondered where the hell the ice cream man was. Santa Maria was a small town where there was always a party or a BBQ happening and you could feel safe walking across town to your friend’s house. Of course we had to act like it wasn’t cool to live in a small town and told everyone how much cooler LA was. We were such bad asses. But in reality spending those years in Santa Maria was awesome. I met some of the greatest people who I am still close to.
So one summer we heard that there was a big party being planned and there was going to be a talent show. So some of my friends and I decided we wanted to do a montage of music down the years (50’s, 60’s, 70’s). We did costume changes and everything. By the way this is also during the time where you had to piece the songs together on a blank tape – thank god I didn’t have to do that. I don’t have the patience for that. I can’t remember all the songs we did but here are the ones I remember – Yakety-Yak, Respect, Staying Alive and we ended the great musical dance montage with You’re the One that I Want. We had 4 girls and 3 boys in this production-I loved that these guys did this! Their parts made the show! I’ve heard that there is a video of our show and I definitely don’t want to see it because the production I remember in my mind I’m sure is way better than reality.