Grand Junction’s Favorite Dancing Couple Cuts Another Rug
Have you met the Marvins? Bruce and Tanya, Grand Junction's famous dancing couple, were in rare form last weekend. Perhaps you spotted them at last Friday night's dance.
The videos below consist of old footage. I regret I couldn't get a new video last Friday night. I was playing in the band, and couldn't break away to get video.
The evening's music featured the band Rock N' Swing. The five-piece dance band was accompanied for a few tunes by Grand Junction's Larry Cappetto. Last week was the anniversary of "the day the music died," the day of the plane crash that claimed the lives of Buddy Holly, Richie Valens, and The Big Bopper. In honor of the day, Larry performed impromptu renditions of two Buddy Holly tunes.
According to Tanya, the idea to take up dancing was her idea. Originally, Bruce was not interested. Ultimately, though, he realized letting Tanya go it alone was probably not a good idea.
I couldn't turn her loose on this town alone. I couldn't afford the bail money." - Bruce Marvin