The Minneapolis/St. Paul area has a lot of entertainment choices for the Holidays. Having never experienced a Trailer Trash Christmas, I decided to head over to the Turf Club to see them. The show was sold out, so I was a little surprised to see a moderate sized crowd when I arrived 30 minutes before show time. The crowd was full of ugly sweaters, ugly suits and even a few Santa Clauses. Prominently displayed on the side of the dance floor under a spotlight was the hallowed Jingle Stick. People were warned of possible punishment if the Jingle Stick was not treated with the proper respect.
The crowd slowly increased in size and a few minutes into their first set, it was hard to maneuver around the Turf Club. Trailer Trash played tradition Christmas songs, their original songs and some hybrid songs like The March of the Billy Jean Fairies. Their setlist also included a few Polkas. Judging by the number of people on the dance floor during the Polkas, Polka music is still alive and well. And the dancers on the dance floor during the Polkas ranged in age from 20s to 60s, so Polkas may be around for a while.
I really enjoyed Trailer Trash and so did the audience. The crowd danced, sang along and hooted and hollered at the band. The dance floor was so packed for most of the show that when the polkas were played, it was more like a mosh pit. It was a fun night and is a great way to celebrate the Holidays. If you haven’t seen a Trailer Trash show yet and like Honky Tonk, Polkas or Rocking Christmas music, be sure to catch them at one of their shows. And don’t forget your ugly sweater and be sure to wear your dancing shoes.