SFLX has historically been one of the biggest exchanges of all time.
To add to that, we didn't have an exchange in 2011, so many of the
locals don't even know what an exchange is. And furthermore,
we've lost our biggest hosting option when the SF Lindy Hotel finally
This many people coming to our town means we need more hosts
than ever, and some of you may not have discovered the joy of hosting
So, for the sake of example, let's consider "Steve" and "Stu"
our pair of hypothetical SF swing dancers. Both Steve and Stu have
been dancing for a year or two and are getting pretty good
at Lindy, but haven't started travelling and haven't yet
discovered the huge family that is the worldwide Lindy Scene.
Steve looks around his apartment and figures he can squeeze
in four more people. One on the couch, one on the futon,
and maybe two on an air mattress on the floor. Stu on the
other hand doesn't think about housing and just decides to go to the event.
On Thursday and Friday, Steve's guests start pouring in. He
suddenly makes friends with dancers from Austin, Chicago, Seattle.
And when he starts going to the dances, he realizes these travellers
are pretty fun, and they actually know bunches of other people at
the event. They introduce Steve, and suddenly Steve is part of
this community of fantastic dancers across the globe, and Steve
spends the whole night meeting with and dancing with some of the
best Lindy Hoppers in the world.
Stu shows up and mostly dances with locals, and goes home early.
Steve ends up making good friends with a bunch of the dancers, and
decides to travel to a few cities to dance, and is suddenly overjoyed
with having places to stay and people to hang out with wherever he
Stu continues just dancing once a week in San Francisco.
Seem a little too simple? It really is that simple.
The dance scene
extends outside of San Francisco, and it really is a huge family,
and we'd love for you to join us!
So please sign up for hosting! Whether it's one person or 35,
it'll be great for the event and great for you.