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UW-Madison Union Terrace Dancer<br><br>
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OK, this is a strange question, but I just thought I'd throw it out here in case someone knew the answer. This is the only place I could think of to ask and it's a long shot, but here goes...<br><br>
About 15 yrs ago, my DH and I lived and went to school in Madison, Wisconsin. We used to hang out on the student union terrace a lot and listen to bands, etc. Every weekend, there was an elderly Asian gentleman who would come down to the union and dance. He was always by himself and he didn't really mix w/ anyone. Just seemed to have a great time dancing. I don't know how old he really was, but definitely past 60 (prolly more). I never talked to him but it was always kinda neat to see him there mixing with the student crowd and dancing, no matter what the music (never anything you would expect to see an older person dancing to). He was sortof a "fixture" on the campus and everyone knew who he was even though I don't think any of us ever knew his name.<br><br>
I hadn't thought about him in ages, but then DH and I were talking about when we lived back in Madison and we remembered him. I wondered what ever happened to him, if he's still dancing or if he's deceased now or if he just stopped coming at some point.<br><br>
So, does anyone know? Are there any former/current Madison WI students/residents who even remember the man?<br><br>
Curious...
 

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Ok, I dont know how helpful Im going to be, but I also remember him. I was around about 7-10 years ago, I didnt go to school there, but Im from Madison and my Dad is the UW track coach, so we went down there a lot as kids.<br>
In the last year or do Iv gone some, but but never seen him, which dosnt mean hes not still there, just that I havent seen him.<br>
Ill ask my dad, I know hes down there a lot...although little blue crunchy things are no more, so this summer will be kinda disappointing<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/duck.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Duck">:<br>
I hope someone else knows more!<br>
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Oh cool! I'm so glad to "meet" someone else who remembers. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> I look forward to hearing if your dad knows anything about the whereabouts of our dancer.<br><br>
Loved the Little Blue Crunchy Things. And The Common Faces. And Willy Porter. And Marques Bovre. Wish I could remember some more of them... Wonder if any of them still play there??? I prolly would just feel old and out of place and not recognize any of the music anymore. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
Oh well, if the terrace dancer guy could go join in, then I guess that means I'm never too old. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"><br><br>
Let me know if you learn anything.
 

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hi there,<br><br>
I absolutely remember who you are talking about! I graduated from the UW in 1990, and he did his thing then. I think it was when I was still in school (or maybe a few years later) when I saw him tending to a garden plot on campus. I mentioned something about this to my bro, and I think he told me he (the dancer) was an ag professor, or something like that. Let me ask my bro and my husband if they remember anything else.<br><br>
Also, do you remember the other "well known" dancer? We called him Pogo. He would hop around like he was on a pogo stick.<br><br>
Ahhh, the many characters of Madison. I LOVE it here!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">hi there,<br><br>
I absolutely remember who you are talking about! I graduated from the UW in 1990, and he did his thing then. I think it was when I was still in school (or maybe a few years later) when I saw him tending to a garden plot on campus. I mentioned something about this to my bro, and I think he told me he (the dancer) was an ag professor, or something like that. Let me ask my bro and my husband if they remember anything else.<br><br>
Also, do you remember the other "well known" dancer? We called him Pogo. He would hop around like he was on a pogo stick.<br><br>
Ahhh, the many characters of Madison. I LOVE it here!</div>
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Oh wow! How cool that someone else shares my memory. And how fascinating that the gentleman might have been an ag prof. It's such an interesting corner of the world down there in Madison. I see you still live there. How fun. Great place. I miss it still. And I do remember the pogo guy too. There were several interesting characters who were always around.
 
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