I saw the movie “A Face In The Crowd” when I was in my mid 30’s. It’s a fab movie. I was thrilled and mesmerized by the baton twirling competition scenes. Obviously Lee Remick could twirl!
So, I decided I was going to be a champion twirler in 2-3 months. I bought 2 batons, eschewed any lessons and arrogantly twirled. Yeah, right! What was I thinking? Honestly, I thought I would be better than the guy below!
Anyway, I would practice twirling and tossing in the middle of our street. Never did catch a baton. I’d run out of the way when they came down out of the sky, only to bounce on the road. One day a family, mom, dad & 2 kids came out their door when I was doing my thing. They took one look and hustled the kids back inside.
Whatever happened to baton twirling? I think it is athletic and creative, like figure skating. I’m down with both men and women twirling. Perhaps it should be an Olympic competition?
Here’s the trailer from “A Face In The Crowd”!
It’s a movie worth seeing! Hmm, wherever did I put those batons?