Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Sock Hop Photos

For all of our readers who are not connected with islanders on Facebook (where many photos have already been posted), I thought you would enjoy seeing a few images from our 1950s Sock Hop Saturday night. Click on any photo (the first seven courtesy of Amy Howard; the next three courtesy of George Brown; the last one and on-line album courtesy of Jennifer Kidwell) to view a larger image.

Kati Wharton in her poodle skirt (that's Lachlan in the background, hauling himself up to inspect the desserts):

Andrew & Laura Stern (how about those glasses!)

Sock Hop King and Queen (that's Brian & Jamie hiding under those costumes):

Two of the evening's smoothest dancers* (that hipster on the left won best male costume [his comment, "Costume? What costume?"]):

Clifton, Brett, John, & Martin kept the tempo up all night long:

Martin, Queen Jamie, and April (best female costume) perform:

The dance floor was full all night long (check out all the white socks):

*Any idea who those dancers in the fourth photo are?

Teenyboppers from Hatteras Island or somewhere on the northern Outer Banks:

Doing the Jitterbug:

Oh, those two-toned shoes:

You can also click on this photo of that cool Daddy-o below to see an on-line photo album by Jennifer Kidwell:

Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is the story of Sam Jones, Island Legend. You can read it here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news012111.htm.


  1. Anonymous8:35 AM

    Aw, Man, the island was groov'n that night @ the cra-zy Sock Hop!!!

    Love ALL the pix! Lachlan just knows how to get in a pix even without trying, doesn't he? :)

    Thanks so much for sharing, Daddy-o!

    So cool!

  2. Looked like so much fun
    Thanks for sharing with us Daddy-O

  3. Anonymous12:27 PM

    If one stops to think about it, a community dance was a big thing in rural areas. It served as an opportunity for young unmarried people to meet and socialize. Group social settings are a dwindling event or am I wrong. Has Dancing with the stars breathed new life into learning actual dance steps which allows for different dance partners to "fill their dance card" Glad to see a fun time was had by all. keep up the good work.

  4. Anonymous9:28 AM

    Dashing, Daddy-o...just dashing!