Breakaway! – Northern Soul (UK takes on TX)

Spoke about The Smoke and this event after attending one of their parties last month and was not disappointed with my return visit.

I even brought my dancing shoes this time!

Caught up with some familiar faces from last time and saw a lot of new feet that decided to also show up to see how the 60s did things.  The treat was that this time they had imported a disc jockey of the Northern Soul era from the UK by the name of DJ Finny.  He recounted some of the mirth and magic that made Wigan Casino what it was and inspired the crowd with some of the same fervor.

DJ Finny

DJ Finny

Lots of spins, twists, shuffle steps, and swing-out grooving going on that night at the top of Sons of Hermann Hall.

Gettin' it

Gettin' it

Dancefloor Delight

Dancefloor Delight

And to show that the spirit of that era’s culture lives on, I present this young man that I caught out in the crowd:

At The Dance

At The Dance

For future information regarding the Rockers vs. Mods gatherings, check out

For info about future The Smoke events, they can be found on Facebook under The Dallas Smoke.

For the remaining pictures taken from this night, click the following link: in Dallas 2011/Breakaway

Any and all feedback is welcome and if you like what you see, tell a friend!


About rufusp2k8

I'm a local freelance photographer taking in life and musing on how things are and what they could be all through my lens. I add light and sound to further the vision each Tuesday and Thursday. I can be found on Facebook: or e-mailed for work/events here: For other content by myself, check out:
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