You think that little thing that's going on this afternoon called the Super Bowl is a big deal. But for Genevans, the big game was Saturday night.
With crowds cheering and raising signs—some brandishing the faces of the winning couple—Laura Rush and Derek Swanson broke new ground and won the 2012 Dancing With the Geneva Stars.
But all six couples were winners. Each were gamers, turning in their best performances of a long practice day—I know, because I watched them work on it from 4 o'clock that afternoon, until the very end, when Mayor Kevin Burns announced that Derek and Laura had pulled away from the pack.
Derek and Laura were the first non-married couple to enter the competition. They were the first to dance the challenging Jive. We're guessing here, but they probably were the first to get the Lion King opening into the act. (More on that later.)
I want to get this story up quickly so that we can get to church, so here are some photos and we'll add some video later—if anything turned out. We'll also add our super unofficial ameteur judges ratings and some commentary on a very exciting, satisfying and fun evening.