September 23, 1961
Trail Blazer
November 10, 1961
Comet Blazer
December 15, 1961
Holiday Escapade
 February 3,1962
Rock on
to Richmond
February 23,1962
Swing Your Partner With Howie and His Blazers
April 7, 1962
Fun Night
May 11, 1962
Rhythm in Blues

  Dear Carol,
I found these tickets and thought they may be of some interest. I don't know on which page they may fit.
Anyway, I know you don't need another project, sorry.
Peace and love, Albert

 - Albert Dorner ('66) of VA - 12/29/04

WOWZERONI!!!  Sweetie, this whole site exists for moments and treasures such as this! 
I had no idea any such things could possibly have survived!  I attended all seven of these functions. 
The two which stand out most clearly in my mind are Swing Your Partner
(who could ever forget dances featuring Howie and His Blazers?!?) and Fun Night. 

Unlike the other six (which are obviously dances), Fun Night was a fund raising carnival.  I remember it so clearly. 
As freshmen, Rose Woodard and I hadn't been able to wrangle any dates
(sad, isn't it?!?  GIGGLES!)
, so we went together. 
It was very exciting!  Somewhere near the center of the cafeteria was a (gasp!) Kissing Booth! 
Who would have imagined it would have been allowed?!? 
Sometime near the start, someone (was it you, Steve?) began calling out, "Have you seen Graham yet?  Graham Avery's here!" 
For the benefit of those of you who might not recall, Graham Avery was a gorgeous tall, blond-haired, blue-eyed boy we had

known at Magruder He had moved out of the school system somewhere, I'm relatively certain to Hampton, with his father. 
Well, I'll tell you, I was all a-twitter!  Imagine seeing Graham Avery again!  But guess what? 
I was such a nebbish, he didn't remember me, and looked at me as though I was from outer space or something. 
Sigh.  I was crushed.  (And yes, Jimmy-Jimmy, of course I remember what I was wearing -
my peacock blue blouse and my wonderful peacock blue plaid kilt.  It obviously didn't help.)

   Albert, once again you are my hero. 
I had so wanted to know the exact dates for some of these events for my compulsively
dated high school albums, and here you've delivered them unto me. 
Thank you sooo much!  And thanks for the memories! 

At the Hop

Bah-bah-bah-bah, bah-bah-bah-bah
Bah-bah-bah-bah. bah-bah-bah-bah, at the hop!

Well, you can rock it you can roll it
You can stop and you can stroll it at the hop
When the record starts spinnin'
You *calypso* when you chicken at the hop
Do the dance sensation that is sweepin' the nation at the hop

Ah, let's go to the hop
Let's go to the hop, (oh baby)
Let's go to the hop, (oh baby)
Let's go to the hop
Come on, let's go to the hop

Well, you can swing it you can groove it
You can really start to move it at the hop
Where the jockey is the smoothest
And the music is the coolest at the hop
All the cats and chicks can get their kicks at the hop
Let's go!

Let's go to the hop
Let's go to the hop, (oh baby)
Let's go to the hop, (oh baby)
Let's go to the hop
Come on, let's go to the hop
Let's go!

(This page created 12/31/04 with the arrival of Albert's Treasures!)

"At the Hop" midi courtesy of http://www.geocities.com/SunsetStrip/Stage/1430/athop2.html,
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 12/21/04

"At the Hop" lyrics courtesy of http://www.lyricsdepot.com/danny-the-juniors/at-the-hop.html,
also at the suggestion of
Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 10/23/03
Thanks again,

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