I Split doing the Splits

by Roy Southerland
(Mission Viejo Ca.)

OK let's go way back -

We're talking around 1969-1971. I actually got to dance on The Varsity Show which was Alaska's version of American Bandstand.

Ron Moore was the host. I actually went on the show and was dancing to James Brown's "I Got the Feeling". I spun around and did the splits and ripped my pants from the front to the back of the belt on live TV. Luckily I was wearing clean white underwear. It was still embarrassing - but Fun.

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The Fun of Live TV
by: Michael

Roy, believe it or not, your story was told for years after by The Varsity Show crew. And I think I also heard people talking about it in the halls at school.

There you were, dancing away and giving it your best moves, when... there go your pants - and on live TV.

Thanks for sharing. I suspect you've told this story many times over the years. I wonder if James Brown ever split his pants doing that move?

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