The Hula Monsters may be the perfect example of just how varied the music culture in this area is -- and just how much talent can be found here. The local rock-a-billy/oldies/country group is made up of regular folks who have day-time jobs, but who just like jammin' at night. They've been entertaining audiences with their hapa-haole style since the early '90s.
Cliff and I had the opportunity not only to see one of their recent shows, but to be part of it. Yep, that's right! See that hula dancer a few photos up? That's me!
Thanks to the Creative Alliance, the six of us were able to come together for an evening of funky fun music, and -- of course -- hula lessons. I've been dancing hula for the last five years, and always enjoy sharing my aloha with others. I offer a special thanks to all those audience members who braved humiliation and embarrassment to join me on the dance floor.
DC may feel like a city full of politicians and lobbyists, but this place offers so much more. Look past our hard, crusty shell, and you're certain to find some really special gems. [shaka]