Is it just me, or are energy levels on the rise?

Maybe it’s just me, but the SD community seems to be more energized in 2024. Have any of you guys noticed it? The dances Kristy and I have called or attended in the past 30 days have been as lively as any I have ever seen. Wheeler Dealers in Lexington on Feb 2, Dosidos Halfway dance on Feb 9, Moose Plus lessons on Sundays, and then last night (Feb 13) at Wesley’s club in Greenville, OH. I know there is no way to measure it, but I can feel it. Energy levels are high, and dancers are excited. And do you know what happens when dancers get excited? Callers get excited, and the momentum builds from there. Heck, I even saw and A2 dancer do half a kick on an allemande left at Butler Bash! (Not really, but wouldn’t that be cool?) I am seeing larger crowds, louder crowds and happier crowds. I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one that has noticed this. If you have experienced it at YOUR dances, drop me a note and let me know what you observed, and how it made you feel.