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Thread #162314 Message #3862630
Posted By: Joe Offer
24-Jun-17 - 02:46 AM
Thread Name: Oldtime Musical Gatherings: What Were They Called?
Subject: RE: Oldtime Musicals . . . What Were They Called?
Google gives the following for the word "hoedown":
a social gathering at which lively folk dancing takes place.
synonyms: party, shindig, hootenanny, bash, jamboree, dance, barn dance, baile, fête, celebration
"Sportsmen's Hall was all decked out for the hoedown"
But then the question is, what authentically meant what, and when?