Friday, January 01, 2010

Love Disco Style

"Dude, I'm telling you there's a girl standing right there and you have not danced all night, go and ask her to dance." Is what I told my friend "Cyclone". It was about an hour away to closing time and cyclone being the shyest guy in our group did not ask her to dance. The song ended and one of my all time favorite disco songs started playing.

Well fool your loss, I will ask her.

Love Disco Style
Love Disco Style
Love Disco Style
Love Disco Style

Oh, Baby You Know
You Know I Love You
But I Wanna Know
I Wanna Know
If You Love Me Too

And Take Me Into Your Paradise
Of Love, Baby Tonight...

That my friends is how one Joe Cool met his chica. Dancing to the Erotic Drum Band's Love Disco Style at the Copacabana in El Sereno, California some 31 years ago. Not only did we dance that song but we danced the next, and the next and then the next until it was closing time.

"Here's my number in case you would like to call me", I kept hearing from my friends that when they asked girls for their phone number they gave them fake ones. So, I figured if she wants to she will call.

Next day, my friends are all in my room talking about the night before. Well, I said I did meet this girl last night, but truthfully I can't remember is she was pretty or ugly or so so. I did however gave her my number but I doubt she'll call. My friend "Fish" immediately said, "She was pretty guey" (guey = fool). "You think?" I said, "Dude, trust me, she was" said fish.

Ring, ring, ring, ring, --
Me: Hello
Her: Hi
Me: Is this who I think this is?
Her: Well, I don't know... I hope so.
(Everybody out, go home, I'll talk to you all tomorrow.)
Me: I am glad you called.
Her: Me too.

Tell me how many people are as lucky as I was to find such treasure and of all places at the disco.

At the Copa (CO) Copacabana
Music and passion were always in fashion
At the Copa... We fell in love.

For the next couple of years the Copa was our place and ours was a love, a Love Disco Style. OK, eventually we threw Salsa in the mix, but that would be another story. During our 31 years together we never stopped dancing.

I just thought you all would like to know how we met.



Chely said...

(chillando y mociando)


The beauty of these memories is that, no one will ever take them away from you.

Thank you for sharing with us. I'm so glad you're back to blogging sweetie. Blogging - The best medicine.=)


bozette said...

How sweet.
You were an awesome couple.
I feel the same way with John in our 31 years of being together I feel every day is a new dance.
I always say he is my gift from God.
Big Hugs

Nikki said...

WHATEVER POP. Tell the truth about the other girlfriends to those who don't know!


Its okay though, because I'M definately glad my Mother won :D. Wouldn't be here otherwise!

And YES, you are lucky because I always said I'd marry a dancer, and what happened? I married a half white half mexican who is 99% mexican and the 1% that is white CANNOT DANCE. Count your blessings dad! I have no one to dance bachata with!

Pen said...

Jose, I love these stories you tell about your life. Its amazing how you can put it into written words & even better yet sing them. I wish I could sing praises to Rob, he's my hero. He saved me from a lifetime of being around crazy people and gave me a storn shoulder to lean & cry one. Like your Chica, he's my best friend. :)

Mom said...

Jose, what a wonderful memory. I know this is a difficult time for you and your family but recalling those wonderful times is the best medicine.

I wanted you to know that my husband and I met somewhat the same way at a dance - his friend was too shy to dance with me or ask me for my phone number so my Manuel took over. We danced all night, he asked me for my "number phone" and the rest was history. It's been 35 years since that day in Gardena, California.

Thanks for your memory!

Manuel's mom

Anonymous said...

aw that was cute know i never heard that story was a cute one. :) i am glad you met her too she was quite the catch. ;)


ChrisJ said...

That's a sweet story and tells a lot about you as well as Sylvia. Blessings, Jose.

Wanda said...

Well now it is obvious why we know you at Joe Cool.....That was the coolest story. I loved it Jose, and this is wonderful that you are sharing this part of your life with us. We all love you so.

My love and blessing too.

Erin said...

Thank you for sharing that with us... I think that is just a wonderful story about how you met... I just knew it would be something like that with your love of music and all - it fits my thoughts of you and Sylvia perfectly!

Anonymous said...

Joe what a wonderful story; You should write all of them here; I'd sure like to hear more memories; I'm sure others would too.

Jlsand said...
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Jlsand said...

Joe I was there at the copa in those days.
And yes everyone would fill the dance floor when Love Disco style came up. Including myself.

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