What's with the superhero theme?
We think you're all super!!! Well, ok. We're also inherently silly people. Don't worry, we won't go (too) overboard during the exchange itself... you're welcome to exploit it or ignore it as much as you like.
"Super-" language definitions:
Mission = your Lindy Exchange Schedule
Command Center = housing
SuperGuest = visiting dancer
SuperHost = local dancer
Daily Disguise Name = your name in real life
Secret Identity = your superhero identity
League of Friends = the group of dancers you want to stay together with you
Registration question: "Do you expect to use your SuperPowers during the night or the day?" = "Will you attend daytime or nighttime events?"
House of Hop = ... hah! we can't reveal the secret location of the House of Hop. Certainly not online!
Do I have to wear a superhero costume to be at the exchange?
Can I wear my superhero costume if I want to?
Who's the evil Tou LeFeate?
Say his name out loud, and then just be glad that you haven't met him yet...
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Can you tell me more about who's playing? and
The schedule is cute, but I'd like a more straightforward
What are the LindyGames?
Which airport should I fly into?
Both San Francisco (SFO) and Oakland (OAK) have easy access to the exchange venues. Unless you're planning on staying with someone in San Jose, we don't recommend flying into and out of that airport. It's too far.
How can I get from the airport to the exchange?
While we do have SuperHosts, we recommend using BART (the subway system) instead of asking for them to pick you up, if at all possible. to make this easier, we've included information about the nearest BART station on every event's detail page (linked off the schedule page).
Should I rent a car?
Before deciding if you need to rent a car, check with your SuperHost. We've tried to minimize the need for a car to get from one event to another, but you may need to coordinate cars to get to your local Command Center. You should also be forewarned that San Francisco has notoriously difficult parking...
How can I coordinate a road trip to the exchange?
Head over to SwingTalk. We've set up a discussion board for SFLX for just this sort of thing.
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Today, 9/21, we had a high of 88 degrees in the city.
It's still warm here tonight as I write this. Current forecasts keep
the daytime temperatures in the mid- to high-seventies for the exchange.
VOLUNTEERING AND WORKING AT THE EXCHANGE
Do you still need volunteers?
Yes! We need volunteers both before and during the exchange! If you're interested in volunteering, please see our jobs page.
Can I work in exchange for the registration fee?
Yes and no. We do have a limited number of paid work slots available at $6/hour, which will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. If you're interested in working, please email Megan. Note: Although you sign up for work, you will still be required to pay the full registration fee.
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WHAT IS A LINDY EXCHANGE?
Leave it to Seattle to create the first modern Exchange... They didn't invite just one city, they announced a date and told the entire country to stop by. I think about 100 people were there for that one. From that point on, Exchanges have had a history of inviting everyone, housing them, and dancing and playing on minimal sleep. They happen all over the world, organized by volunteers, with a goal simply of showing other dancers a good time. Check out the calendar at ExchangeCal.com to get a picture of the "Exchange scene."
SFLX currently has people coming not just from all over the U.S., but also from Canada, Japan, France, and Sweden!
Author's note: Now I'm curious to learn about how
dancers "back in the day," in the 1930's and 1940's travelled
around the country... I expect it was much the same as the early exchange
What's up with housing?
Any recommendations on hotels?