1. Discovering Thriller in 1984 when I was baby sitting an apparently much hipper 6 year-old.
2. 1994 in Sri Lanka: Riding into a small village on a rental bus to pick up Sabrina Reisinger—a Warren Wilson classmate—from her home stay. She was decked out in a homemade Sri Lankan dress and was dancing, with all the village kids (who she’d accessorized with glitter) to “Pretty Young Thing” on a boom box.
3. Asheville’s Caroline Pond sitting in with a funk band at a Hannah Flanagan’s gig during a rendition of “Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough.” Know that opening disco-y scale sweep? Caroline did that on her fiddle.