Wednesday, July 18, 2007

The Bojangles Challenge

This past Saturday I took a trip to Richmond, Virginia with family and friends. Specifically, we took this trip to see the August Wilson's play, "Joe Turner's Come and Gone." It was playing at the Dogwood Dell Ampitheater starring Carl Gordon from the tv show, "Roc". The play was excellent! Before the play, we had a chance to see the town a bit. I was excited about seeing the Bill "Bojangles" Robinson statue. As a matter of fact, I was so excited that I decided to challenge Mr. Robinson in a "Tap off!" Well, as you can see Mr. Robinson beat me without even moving. Overall, I had a great time.
(1878–1949)

Challenge!!!

Check me out...I should change my name to Savion Bess!


Air Bess!!

Sources: Wikipedia and Encyclopedia Britannica

Photo credit: Camille (Mack's lady)

23 comments:

chez béz said...

Savion Bess, you are awesome! ;)

Stephen Bess said...

Chez-
Hey, what's up! Long time. Thanks. All I need is some tap shoes. :)

Michael J. West said...

So who won? You or the statue?

Stephen Bess said...

Mike-
Definitely the statue. :)

faith said...

Maybe if you had the tap shoes you coulda won! :) I love the pics! I hope all is well, all is here in MN.

Thami Mhlanga said...

Air Bess...were you tap dancing anyway nice pics

Thami Mhlanga said...

That looks more like a Zulu traditional dance(Ukugida)...sorry man you lost

Dancewithme2 said...

Ok, I just want you to know that I have seen a lot of people try dance moves in pictures. That AIR BESS pic is AWESOME. You look like you have rhythm. I can tell these things through pictures. GON' SAVION BESS - GON'!
Love it. You need to blow that up and frame it.
Tell the Mrs. I said 'hello.'

Andey said...

Programmed dances are a bit weird. It's all digital now. It's not what it used to be. I'm not looking at what might become!!

Sugar said...

Aw man, beaten by a statue huh?! lol The Air Bess picture is awesome! Kudos to the photographer!

Stephen Bess said...

Faith-
Some tap shoes would be cool! Good to see you. :)

Thami-
lol! Thank you. I've seen Zulu dancing. I need to work out a little more to do that. :)

Dance-
lol! I will take that as a compliment from a dancer. :)That is a very fun pic. I'll have to get it printed. I will tell my wife you said hello.

Andey-
Thanks

Sugar-
Yes, but it was Bojangles so... :)
The young lady who took this picture did a great job! She made me jump and dance until she got her shot.

Guyana-Gyal said...

Beaten by a statue! Awww man, Stephen, that's sad hahaha :-D I give you an award for trying.

Actually, you did get an award...see my blog...

Writer on Board said...

Go Bess! Don't give up! Teach that statue what you're made of, bro!

Colonise This! said...

LMAO! You are certifiable.

R2K said...

: )

get zapped said...

Hey, that's cool. I didn't know there was an actual statue in honor of Mr. Bojangles. I've always loved Dylan's rendition of the song. Nice air Bess! ;)

Crankyputz said...

that is too cute..

black feline said...

you da bomb! lol....strangely enuff...b4 reading this post...i was browsing thru youtube yesterday to search for a song..Mr. Bojangles by Sammy Davis Jr...uncanny isn't it?

amiamazing said...

Wow...your cool...thanks for sharing this!...Thanks for the post too...

Rethabile said...

No, really, can you tap? You have to teach me. Groovy post, as usual. Guyana Gyal got to you first, and now I can't tag you...
:-(

BTW, how's ausi Ntšiuoa doing? She back yet? Two more week and i'm outta here myself.

NML said...

Hilarious! You look like you're about to break into some breakdance moves!

Stephen Bess said...

GG-
Thank you for the wonderful award.

Alex-
We are talking about Bojangles. :)

Colonise-
I know...I know. :)

R2K-
:)

Zapped-
Thank you. :)

Cranky-
Thank you Putz. :)

Blkfeline-
My man Sammie. Yes, I like that song too.

Amiamazing-
Thank you for stopping by. I try to show a little of "me" now and then.

Rethabile-
I wish I could tap. :)I'd be a tapping fool. Yes, my loveliness is back from RSA. I picked her up Sunday.

NML-
lol! You know...I used to have this move back in the 80s that I called "The Pony." I was fresh! :)

urban butterfly said...

Go Stephen!! Go Stephen!! Go Stephen!! lol

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