Exciting times for rock ’n’ roll
Birthday a good time to rock around clock
Kapi Mana Rock ’ n’ Roll Revival Club is celebrating its 30th birthday this month. In April 1985 a group of local rock ’n’ roll enthusiasts decided to form a club so they could dance to the music of the 1950s.
So was born the Kapi Mana Rock ’n’ Roll Revival Club and since then it has held a dance on the second Saturday of every month (except January).
the milestone, the club is holding a 30th birthday hop at the Onepoto Hall clubrooms on April 11.
Hundreds of Porirua City residents have been members of the club during those 30 years and the club is hoping they’ll come along and enjoy an evening of reminiscing and rock ’n’ roll. The doors open at 7pm, and entry
for former members is $5. The first hour of the evening has been set aside to renew old friendships.
The club has other events planned to celebrate its birthday, including two national rock ’n’ roll competitions at Te Rauparaha Arena.
First up is the senior rock ’n’ roll nationals at Labour Weekend, a threeday event that is expected to draw more than 600 competitors.
Many will return next Easter when Kapi Mana hosts the junior nationals, those under 18.
Darren Bailey of Kapi Mana Rock ’n’ Roll Club dances with Kelly Grootjans on their way to winning the platinum section of last year’s rock ’n’ roll nationals.