We went to an amazing dinner and dance at the rowing club. The food was exceptional. and there were galettes des rois for dessert. There was dancing with a DJ in charge of the music. All ages from the tweens to the seniors participated and danced. The rowing club is such a nice friendly group. But they can also be wild.
At one point the anthem of the Bayonne rugby team started to play. The team is called L’Aviron Bayonnais. I don’t yet know what a rugby team has to do with rowing… but I’ll ask around.
When the anthem plays, people sit down on the ground in a row with their hands in the air. Then someone takes a of flying leap from about ten feet away toward the front of the row, and is handed along the row to the end. It is wild, convivial, crazy and a lot of fun! Take a look!
It is hard to tell from the still photos how wild it is. Nonetheless I wanted to blog about it, since it is one of the most amazing parties I have ever been to. Here is a link to the anthem but it doesn’t do justice to the experience.