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Cha Cha Slide
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April 16 2004:
Cha Cha Slide

DJ Casper

I had every intention of creating my themed photo today with a song or album that had some meaning to me, perhaps a Paul Simon or Joni Mitchell number, or one of hundreds of great songs I have enjoyed over the years. Having no specific ideas, I went up to London, hoping that some photo might bring a song to mind. Of course, this would be a song that I knew, and probably loved as well.

But this was not to be.

Arriving in Trafalgar Square, I heard some dance music going on, and it was pretty easy to track these lively performers down, who were in fact being filmed by the BBC. It turns out that I was witnessing DJ Casper and his dancing troupe performing the “Cha Cha Slide”, currently no.5 in the UK singles charts, and this video shoot is due to be broadcast on next week’s
Top of the Pops. This programme has now been going for 40 years and I even remember the very first episode, the opening act being the Rolling Stones!

Today’s photo features one of his dancers, and you can see another photo of her here, and one of DJ Casper himself on his mobile phone, in between signing autographs for his adoring teen and sub-teen fans!

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Guest 19-Apr-2004 21:36
wow cool, don't know the song but it looks like a fun dance :)
virginiacoastline18-Apr-2004 03:27
Must be a UK thing . .never heard of 'm either . .BUT i DIG this picture of the dancer! Nicely done
Guest 17-Apr-2004 23:15
Never heard of the Cha Cha slide, and I think I'm ok for that. That said, this is a really great shot of this gorgeous woman!! Well done Ray!!!
Chris Brooker17-Apr-2004 22:28
Very nice indeed.
Ian Chappell17-Apr-2004 19:38

Clap your hands everybody
Slide to the left
take it back now yal
One hop this time
Right foot lets stomp
Left foot lets stomp
Cha Cha now yal

Hope yous joind in an' did da bit hof da Cha Cha Slide too Ray... or wuz hit just da autograph yous wuz afta? Is it coz I is black?

K17-Apr-2004 07:48
A great photo!! And what a neat story to go along with it! Well done! (Too bad the song is terrible!! :p)
Carolyn B.17-Apr-2004 04:30
Love the feet framing the young lady - all very good. I agree, there's a lot of life here.
Guest 17-Apr-2004 01:43
Wow!! Great shot, Ray... so much 'life' in it!
robin statfeld17-Apr-2004 01:20
Don't know the Cha Cha Slide or DJ Casper (I must be getting old!)... but excellent photo!!
Interesting that you would go to London and perhaps think of Paul Simon or Joni Mitchell. Years ago when I went to London everything I encountered made me break out in Beatles songs. How many holes it takes to fill the Albert Hall... Get your tan from standing in the English rain... I really must have annoyed my travel companion LOL
Ian Morehouse16-Apr-2004 22:10
Right place right time, nice shot.
christianl16-Apr-2004 20:40
Cool live shot !
penny roots16-Apr-2004 20:16
Wow , great capture Ray , really good .
Robin Reid16-Apr-2004 19:10
Very live and vibrant sense of subject here. Well done.
Cliff16-Apr-2004 18:59
Beautiful pic and interesting copy with it.
Educational, this PaDing...hadn't heard of the cha cha slide.
Guest 16-Apr-2004 18:57
Well captured Ray - Top of the Pops is on now and eveidently Cha Cha Slide .... is on the slide .... down! Anyways looked at all three Ray and they're all nice crisp shots - well done!

Now come clean - you were down there trying to get his autograph weren't you ... ??
Guest 16-Apr-2004 18:39
Beautiful shot.
So natural...
Guest 16-Apr-2004 18:34
Great one!! I love the Cha Cha Slide -- my girlfriends and I have a blast dancing to it! Played it at my wedding last summer and we all had a ball Cha Cha Sliding our heads off ;) Beautiful shot, I like the motion you caught her in..
Larry Ahern16-Apr-2004 18:32
Beautiful ... nice story.
Pall Gudjonsson16-Apr-2004 18:30
Glad you ended up with this one - Great shot.
Guest 16-Apr-2004 18:26
Lots of music in this one!