Sock Hop Mondaze
Last Monday at The Peacock Room, I experienced the ironic.
First, mid-fifties to early-sixties music played. Also, the majority of the patrons looked to be born in the 1980s. I was born in 1969. As the music was older than me, the patrons were younger.
That night, I experienced Sock Hop Mondaze, a weekly event happening every Monday night at The Peacock Room.
From what I was told, the night once existed in Orlando’s Downtown area. Then, for over a year, it moved around until it eventually landed at The Peacock Room. There it earned the attention of Orlando Weekly’s Bao Le-Huu, who wrote positively about it in his This Little Underground column.
Much of the music were recordings by African-Americans, a cool thing because we still live in the era of over-hyping white musicians who perform “black” music. At least this night gave African-American artists overdue exposure.
As for the DJ, what really goes on is a playlist playing off a laptop. I don’t remember anyone being near the laptop. Yet, folks had a good time and danced to the music anyway.