This Week's Update
- This week's entertainment
- A look at some of the responses about SC
- Advice on getting to Swing City (it's EASY!)
This week we welcome the Racky Thomas Band to Swing
City! They come highly recommended by a number of our
patrons and instructors. Additionally, we've got West
Coast in the Annex again tonight, with Paolo, Kim, and
Missy. Hope to see you there!
We got a lot of great comments and suggestions from
people in regard to improving Swing City. One thing
was somewhat common: a lot of people simply haven't
come out yet, even dating back to the move to Newton(!).
Thus, a brief Swing City FAQ or sorts:
- MYTH: Swing City is far away and hard
to get to. It's not! On the map it looks
far for the people coming from the 'burbs, but if you
made it to Newton, the Somerville location takes literally
only 5 minutes longer to reach from Newton Corner/Mass
Pike than the MacKenzie Center. It's easy highway driving
all the way, and just three blocks from the highway
exit. Getting to Swing City probably exen takes less
time than going through various traffic lights to the
past and present Watertown/Cambridge spots. Coming from
Rt. 2 via Alewife is obviously local roads, but its
not bad once you have it down.
- Call to action: Swing City Needs You!
Many people haven't made it out to the new place yet.
Now is the time! Given the economy and all the competition,
it is YOU, the grass-roots past and present Swing City
patrons, who are going to determine the future success.
The old Huron Ave venue has been demolished, and the
West Cambridge Youth Center is likely not going to host
the old dances again at this point. Some people just
don't know why they haven't made it yet. Come join the
party! A lot of people would like to have you there.
- Smokiness resolved: we
made great strides upstairs in sealing out the smoke
from the basement members' lounge, and have a plan for
the basement too. It is much better and will contiue
See you this Friday!
on behalf of all of our entertainers and staff
Getting to Swing City: Quite a few
people have griped about finding the City Club. I ask
them how they got there, and they all say, "I used
my GPS". AH! NO WONDER. Trust me, it's REALLY EASY
if you just follow our
directions. We're just off the higway. Please don't
use your GPS!! It will take you on the scenic shortcut
through Cambridge and Somerville if you're coming from
the Pike for example. For those people coming from western
'burbs, just take Mass Pike to I-93 North, take exit
28, make a left, left again at the second light, and
park. It's maybe 10-15 minutes from Newton Corner.
The new place is the Somerville City Club, at 20 Innerbelt
Road, Somerville (map).
It's adjacent to the Holiday Inn near Sullivan Square,
directly off I-93 and 3 blocks from the Orange Line. There
are also a bunch of convenient buses that come through,
ample parking, our "Annex", and of course...
a FULL BAR. For those that drove to the Greek Church from
I-93, you probably went right past it on Washington St.
In fact it's only a little over a mile away from the Greek
Church location and a few miles down the highway from