We're getting close to the second half of 2013 and it looks like we're going to have another good year. We have over 100 gigs booked so far, so only 50 more to reach our yearly goal.
On a sad note, we've had the passing of a good friend and musician - Igor Khramov. We worked together for several years in his band "Raving Polka". We did a lot of Oktoberfest parties together all over Southern California. He had just turned 50 last December and a few short months later collapsed in front of his wife with a massive heart attack. He was one of those unique characters who once you met him, you never forgot him. I bought my first pair of lederhosen because the gigs he booked and I'll never be able to wear them again without thinking fondly of him. He will be very much missed.
For our friends that dance with us at Buena Park Community Center, hang on just a little bit longer. The renovation of hall is almost complete. I've been told that it should be ready by the 2nd week of July, but keep an eye on our calendar for updates.