NEIGHBORHOODS: Two Saturday-night invitations

Two organized plans for Saturday night neighborhood fun:

PIGEON POINT ‘STREET DANCE’: Pete on Pigeon Point shares the PP plan:

There’ll be a social-distancing street dance in the neighborhood on Saturday night at 5:30 pm. Just come outside and bust a few moves. Decide who will provide music on your section of the block!

Certainly an idea that’s adaptable/adoptable anywhere.

WEST SEATTLE SINGALONG: Kerriann sent word of this: 7 pm Saturday night, a peninsula-wide singalong to Seattle band Foo Fighters‘ 2003 song “Times Like These.”

The invite:

Let’s gather together (in song) as the strong West Seattle community that we are! On Saturday, April 4th, at 7 pm, join your neighbors in singing “Times Like These” by Foo Fighters!

Sing out of your windows, open your front door, stand in your yard, driveway, or on the sidewalk! We can come together while still social-distancing!

You can find the lyrics online in many places; here’s one.

24 Replies to "NEIGHBORHOODS: Two Saturday-night invitations"

  • Kathy April 3, 2020 (12:10 pm)

    Dear Pigeon Point Neighbors,Please really think about this.  This is truly a time where we ALL should be staying home and sheltering in place. I understand wanting to get out and have some fun. BUT, this is a national pandemic and  it requires us to think about our essential choices.  Please act responsibly and do your part.  We all would like this to end sooner than later!Thanks! 

    • WSB April 3, 2020 (12:32 pm)

      Perhaps it’s not clear, but this is a “step outside your front door” type of invitation, not a gathering.

    • Pete April 3, 2020 (1:29 pm)

      Kathy, perhaps you could view what is proposed by the Pigeon Point neighbors as something positive to lighten an otherwise heavy mood in our world.  As was stated this is a social distancing street dance. We envision our neighbors standing in front of their house and dancing. We in no way are encouraging our neighbors to congregate in a centralized neighborhood location  for this event. It is very similar to the joyful noise adventure from a few days ago. So Kathy go outside your house at 5:30 tomorrow evening and bust a move with us b

    • junctioneer April 3, 2020 (2:42 pm)

      I also am confused. Not as to what should be done, but about whether this is really actually even allowed. It may be technically legal, but the whole point of the order is to stay at home–it’s even in the name. It’s not “social distance”. It’s “stay at home.” Is it supposed to mean to still gather so long as you conform to the legal constraints? From all that I can read gatherings period are contrary to the point, especially to promote on the WSB. Not trying to claim some higher knowledge here. Nor am I trying to be a killjoy in this trying time. I am genuinely confused about this.

      • WSB April 3, 2020 (2:54 pm)

        And going outside your house IS ALLOWED, the governor has repeated this over and over and over and over. Standing on your porch or in your yard dancing or singing or whatever is NOT a “gathering.”

        • junctioneer April 3, 2020 (5:43 pm)

          That’s not how I read “social-distancing street dance”. That’s dancing on the street at a distance (6′?), not going on your porch. It’s worth mentioning, there are plenty of “social-distance” things people are doing which seem rather off the point.What’s with the shouting?

          • amused April 3, 2020 (7:20 pm)

            Relax Karen. 

  • Curate April 3, 2020 (12:59 pm)

    It’s definitely not clear. It says: Just come outside and bust a few moves. Science on this is contested and evolving by the day. Some researchers say that 6′ spacing might be inadequate.

  • Company of Friends April 3, 2020 (1:09 pm)

    Tune in at noon on Saturday April 4th for an altered version of a house concert. We had planned to host Danny & Carrie from Austin TX, two wonderfully talented artists, at our home in West Seattle but had to cancel due to restrictions. We plan to reschedule for January 2021 but in the meantime, you can join us for a house concert in your own home, streamed live. Here is the link via Facebook: is a free concert. Donations are also welcome, details on the link.

  • Marianne April 3, 2020 (1:58 pm)

    So a Foo Fighters sing along is scheduled for the same time as a Sound of Music one?!

    • WSB April 3, 2020 (2:21 pm)

      I have not heard anything about a Sound of Music singalong. Perhaps there’s a lot of these types of things circulating on social media, but we have very little time to spend in the membership-required channels (aside from Twitter), so the information we work from is what is sent directly to us.

    • K April 3, 2020 (6:05 pm)

      I haven’t heard of the Sound of Music one either. 

  • Lisa April 3, 2020 (2:27 pm)

    @curate – before people get too freaked out about going outside…from the article you posted: “when possible, if it’s a confined space, then maintaining larger distances would be wise.”

  • TWST April 3, 2020 (3:29 pm)

    A suggestion, to expand on this dance party idea…

    What if neighbors all around WS, anyone who wants to, has a living room dance party at the same time, 5:30p on Saturday?

    Some are concerned with the idea of people stepping outside to dance, maybe this would be fun too, knowing other neighbors are participating and with you in spirit?Crank up the music in your living rooms and ‘bust a move,’ dance for those who can’t dance right now, dance for those you love, have some fun!

    Maybe people can take some dance party videos and they can be shared here on WSB? :)

  • MS April 3, 2020 (3:58 pm)

    Well last I measured my front porch is much further then 6 feet from my neighbors!! Thanks for the up beat idea, I will be one of those people dancing on MY porch and thinking about all you others dancing.. stay happy and healthy!!!!!

  • Anna April 3, 2020 (5:51 pm)

    Sounds fun! I def would feel safe participating in this dance party. Good idea. 

  • West Seattle since 1979 April 3, 2020 (6:45 pm)

    Are we allowed to go in our yards if no one is there with us? 

    • TWST April 3, 2020 (8:10 pm)

      Yes, people are allowed to be outside in their yards, as long as they maintain social distancing and don’t congregate in groups outside. 

      I think some were concerned this might be a thing where people congregate in the streets and may not maintain social distancing.

      This is a fun idea and I hope people dance, wether venturing outside or staying in!

  • TJ April 3, 2020 (9:56 pm)

    I don’t know if people are still confused of what Inslee imposed or are just afraid? I see some of these comments and its obvious people need to relax some. If you are worried about people outside on their own property and what they are doing then you should just stay inside. The weather is getting better this weekend, and you will find me outside all day and grilling with my family, hoping my neighbors are doing the same. 

  • waikikigirl April 4, 2020 (10:42 am)

    OMG people what is so hard to understand to what Governor Inslee is mandating?! Yes you can go out into your front yard…even if your neighbors are out in theirs too, just don’t go up to their property line and strike up a conversation with them talk from the 6 foot distance. These people that want to dance I’m sure they’ll be doing it right in their yard or right in front of their yard street level and the last time I looked my front steps are a good 10 to 20 feet or more from my neighbors.So calm down take a deep breath (6 ft. away LOL!) and breath.  And like the owner at the dry cleaners I go to every other year or so said to me the other day “we’re a hearty bunch and we’ll survive” and we’ll be stronger from all of this! 

  • sam-c April 4, 2020 (1:34 pm)

    I guess everyone will find something to complain about, so here’s mine.  Why this Foo Fighters song?!?? I’ve never heard this song and definitely don’t know the words or the tune. Why didn’t they pick a more popular song / people would actually know the lyrics and be able to join in ???  there’s so many other good choices….

    • waikikigirl April 4, 2020 (2:20 pm)

      LOL!!! Oh Sam-C I’m 64 and I’ve heard and know this song. :>) But I believe they picked this song because David Grohl was the drummer in the Grunge group Nirvana of course based here in Seattle.

    • Grohlistheman April 4, 2020 (4:02 pm)

      I feel sorry for you that you’ve never heard this song. It’s a great tune and was probably chosen because of A) Dave Grohls connection to Seattle and B) the lyrics are very applicable to our current situation.  YouTube it….you’ve still got time!

      • K April 4, 2020 (4:29 pm)

        That’s exactly why the song was chosen- Foo Fighters was formed in Seattle, and the song fits with the current situation. Lyrics were posted on the event page and the WS blog… and they aren’t difficult to learn. :)

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