Mr. Octopus and I recently went to The Derby with some friends to see the swing band Lavay Smith and Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers. I used to go see Lavay play a lot when I lived in the Bay Area. She's still going strong after all these years. Her fans were out in full force at the Derby and ready to swing. Guys came in their white suits and white patent leather shoes, ladies in their dresses with flowers in their hair. Seeing them made me want to sign up for swing lessons. Oh the fun Mr. Octopus and I would have dressing up and stepping on each other's toes.