A Legend is Born
On June 30, 2001, the Bop'n'Bowl was born at the Maple Avenue Duckpin Lanes in Falls Church. We had a WONDERFUL time, as did the sell-out crowd composed of relatively equal numbers of Swing, Rockabilly and Bowling enthusiasts. I have never seen so many retro bowling shirts in one place!!
Some people were not drinking beer...
The event opened at 8:00 pm and sold out by 8:30. Management had to go out for beer on several occasions...
Everyone was there!
The very diverse crowd included some of the area's most experienced dancers (David and Suzanne Jacobs, at left) as well as some recent --- but highly skilled --- converts such as Joe Templeton and David Rehm.
People Having Fun
Cameron sellers and Friend
Thelma and Dick (aka Karen and Frank)
Angela Carpenter and Jim de Prado
Jim is in the Air Force
Minnie and Lucky (aka Ellen Engle and Marc Shepanek)
Tracy and Randy
Mike and Chrissy Hall-Reis
Cheryl Bauer and Andy Choi
Tricia and Thomas Iveson
Mike Wanas, Eddie Day, and Karen Wibrew
Carolyn Koerner and Master Thomas Koerner, Jr.
We snapped a lot of people dancing, bowling, or (gasp) cuddling with their sweeties. Little Tommy Koerner seemed to have a grand time.
Tracy Bauer had an unusual style...
We were surprised to find out about "Doubles"
in Duckpin Bowling
Folks really took to duckpinbowling..
We think that everyone had a great time clowning around. I don't think that a single pin was intentionally knocked down. (No Bowling Pins were injured during the making of this photoessay...)
The Metro 29 Diner
As is customary, every successful event leaves people hungry and ready for the Diner.
Bop'N'Bowl II (9-08-01)
We were glad to see Lurene and Ed
This was the first night that Lurene could come dancing
with the "official" permission of her doctor
Mike Wanas of Swing King Vintage
Your DJ for the evening
The Three Graces
Everyone seemed to have a good time..
Is that the set for the 1966 version of Star Trek?
JoAnn, Lucas, Karen, Frank
The Second Bop'nBowl (September 8, 2001) didn't draw the big numbers that we saw in June --- but, everyone seemed to have a wonderful time!
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