Phil Winkler wrote:
I don't know when Shelta was first a party place, but it's rumored that Bill Torode still goes into it on Friday night and dances! That's why he bought the house across the street.
The toad dancing-now that would be a sight!
Apparently the whole in-cave dance hall thing was quite common back in "the day." Our local cave here in NE AL is Weaver/Lady's Cave, and the big room in it used to be a dance hall also. There was electric power ran down there, and prior to our recent cleanup, a lot of trash from yesteryear.
The acoustics in many cave rooms are really awesome, and that may be why people like to stage live music in these places. I recall going to Tumbling Rock recently, and Nathan Williams had brought a boom box to the Topless Dome. In addition to the music (it sounded like something from Lord of the Rings
), he had also brought a multi-million candlepower light that actually illuminated the top of the dome! That was quite a memorable experience.