For example: a couple of days after Contrastock last May, there was a Contra Sonic installment. Some people were able to stay the couple of days into the week who weren't locals, so I got to meet new people and dance with them as well (yay!). A guy I didn't previously know who had been my shadow for a dance asked me for the following dance, and I accepted. We had a really fun dance, and when everyone was getting ready to leave, he motions me over to where he and his beloved are putting on their street shoes.
He then says, "My fiancée and I getting married in Massachusetts in a couple of weeks and are having a contra dance as the reception. You should totally come, it'll be a really awesome dance!" (I was honored to be invited, but I already had other plans that day, or I totally would have gone -- it sounded like an amazing dance.) I can't say that I'd ever been invited to anything related to anyone's nuptials after knowing them for less than half an hour before.
I know there are other stories like that out there. Please share your strange and funny stories in the comments....
Speaking of stories, in a few hours, Steve and I will be hopping in the car and heading north to Contra Evolution in Greenfield, MA -- it promises to be amazing with Double Apex, Perpetual e-Motion, Nils Fredland, Will Mentor, and Contra Sonic's own dJ improper all in one spot! Hopefully we'll get there before it sells out! (Fingers are definitely crossed.) To those who will be there, we're looking forward to saying hello and dancing with you!