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Fat Ass Dancin’!

May23

Oh babes! (You’re all hawt-ass babes in my eyes, just so ya know!) I went out dancin’ on Friday night with my friends Jessica, Jeanette and Nicole (and Amy & her gals *waves* Hi ladies!!!)…whew! I’m still recovering! Ha-ha! There was a time, a long-long time ago chi’ren, when this fattycake used to go out dancin’ every Friday and Saturday with my girl Summer (I miss you girl, where you at?) and we would dance all night for nobody but us! This last Friday? Totally reminded me of back then. *sigh* It’s been soooooooo long! And I had SO much fun!

Full Figured Entertainment hosts a BBW night on the 3rd Friday of the month at Club Anton in Oakland, CA (you save $2.50 by pre-paying on their site just in case you plan on coming to the next one). I wasn’t sure what to expect, to be honest, but as co-designated drunk, I was ready to make it a good time one way or the other. Luckily I didn’t need to do that at all. Oh no, the fun was there just waitin’ for us! When we arrived the place was near empty, but soon that all changed!

As DJ Pam “The Funktress” was spinnin’ everything from today’s hottest hip hop hits to some fantastic old school numbers for me (“Humpty Dance” is my jam!), she even went all out, even scratchin’ with, well, her boob! It was fabulous, you don’t even know!!! It took me a bit (and a couple of cape cods) to get my courage up for some fatty booty shakin’ but I will tell you what, once I started I didn’t wanna stop! Ha-ha!

The gals and I had a blast! It was so much fun! I barely felt time pass as we were out there dancing and dancing and popping out into the cold Oakland evening air to refresh from time to time. I love that feeling! When you’re all hot and sweaty from dancing and you step outside into the coolest breeze and the air is nearly electric? Well, it felt so good. I felt so alive! For once I didn’t feel like an old fussy lady sitting at home, ya know?

At one point they stopped the music to pull the raffle winner (they raffle a big bottle of booze each night) and then proceeded to introduce and instruct us on “The Cupid Shuffle” which I’d never heard of nor done. It took me a full rotation, but I got the hang of it enough to throw my own flavor into the moves. FUN! I was feeling so good, I mean, I was full-on blissed-out, y’all! OMZ!

Photography by C’Davisionaire Photography

You can see Nicole and I there doin’ the Cupid Shuffle, I think I was watching my feet or the people in front of me, still trying to get my counts down. Ha-ha! I could have done that shuffle the rest of the night! So fun! And the music was fantastic! I had a hard time coming out of my shell at first because I didn’t know most of the music (this is a rare thing), but thanks to Nicole’s “peer pressure” (so not the bad kind, no worries) I soon found myself and the rest of the bunch dancing the night away!

I got home about 3:30 AM and ate a couple of tacos I’d grabbed  on my way back. And then I just crashed a crash like I’d never crashed before. Whew! The next morning? Well, I was a wreck and a mess and a cryin’ shame! But it was so very worth it! I need to do this stuff more often, I’ve decided (and it’s been insisted by my friend across the street). Ha! And yet another fantastic fat event I’ve attended has changed my life for the positive. I cannot emphasize this enough, get out to these events! Support your local fat groups or start your own! It’s so worth it!

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10 Comments to

“Fat Ass Dancin’!”

  1. On May 23rd, 2011 at 1:13 pm Bree Says:

    Girl you need to get out more LOL!! The Cupid Shuffle has been the “it” line dance for about two years now! The last time I went out, the DJ had to play it twice and I got up and danced it both times.

    I’m glad you had a good time. I enjoy going out and dancing but unfortunately where I live, our places are more rednecky, if you know what I mean and for someone that can’t stand 99.9% of country music, I don’t get out like I want. 😉

  2. On May 23rd, 2011 at 2:26 pm Not Blue at All Says:

    I DO need to get out more and I DO know what you mean about the country stuff. Ha-ha! Wow! I had never heard of the cupid shuffle, but hey, almost 15 years since the last time I went to a non-goth club. Ha-ha!

  3. On May 23rd, 2011 at 3:30 pm Twistie Says:

    I did some dancing yesterday afternoon right here in Alameda.

    Mr. Twistie produces a local band called Chelle and Friends who do New Orleans music, and yesterday they were playing Rythmix Cultural Center. I got stuck on the door, so I got up the stairs to the party late, but once in the room, well. Chelle and her friends have this way of getting almost everyone in a joint up and dancing when they thought they were just going out to sit in chairs listening. HAH! It is to laugh.

    Best bit of all? Watching this itty-bitty little girl and her rad fatty mom dancing all over the room wearing Mardi Gras beads. They just glowed looking at each other, and they were laughing up a storm and just BEING in such a delightfully profound way.

    Seriously, girl, you, me, Chelle. We are going to meet up one day and we will bring our own party with us. The world just better step aside if it doesn’t want to get swept up in our awesome.

  4. On May 24th, 2011 at 10:04 am Not Blue at All Says:

    Yay for dancing! Yay for dancing Twistie! And yes, dear Maude in the stars, we will one day meet up and the tidal wave of awesome will make the news!

  5. On May 23rd, 2011 at 5:13 pm Jenna Says:

    That looks like so much fun! I need some dancing GFs. I stopped going cause the meat market thing… I just want to dance!

  6. On May 24th, 2011 at 10:06 am Not Blue at All Says:

    I’m with you on the meat market thing, completely. What was cool for me was at this particular club, on the night I went anyway, there was none of that. A guy asked me to dance, and I danced with him, but he was very classy about it and didn’t try to touch or “freak” on me or anything. I admit I was concerned, mostly because I’m married and I set very strong boundaries with that. But it didn’t cross my mind once when I began to dance. Ha-ha! Not sure where you live or what the FA scene is there, but the ladies I went with were from my meet up group and while I haven’t known them long, I am so grateful for their positive influence on me. =0)

  7. On May 23rd, 2011 at 11:01 pm Veronica Says:

    One of the best perks about embracing FA, for me, is the dancing! I’m happy for you that you’ve rediscovered it, too!:=)

  8. On May 24th, 2011 at 10:07 am Not Blue at All Says:

    Thank you! And yes, I had no idea how rad fatty dancing would be! =0)

  9. On May 24th, 2011 at 2:40 pm jery Says:

    Yay, yay and bigger YAY!!! That pic is awesome. I am SO happy that you rocked it out for a whole night and went to work the next day! Do you remember the first time you ever did that? If you keep on doin’ it, you will be right back to those good old Sam Goody days where you would get to work just in the nick of time. LOL. I hope you have more of these. A whole lot more!

  10. On May 24th, 2011 at 2:44 pm Not Blue at All Says:

    There are more pics on facebook, but I shant link to them from here. He-he. Thank you! Now how do I go about getting you out on the dance floor again?

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