Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Marillie Rodriguez, at right in hat, dances with other festival regulars to lead singer Cynthia Larson, on stage, and Tsunami Band in Mountain View.
There’s a magnetic feeling to that moment when you let a song and an open stretch of grass or pavement pull you into the dance.
Behind the scenes, event organizers and musicians have planned for this moment, picking show times and set lists designed to invite you in and keep you moving. Your fellow dancers in Mountain View and Los Altos help, too - a few dozen public festival superfans in the area are known for logging hours in motion, starting the dance and seeing it through to the end. They’re the brightly dressed people with the quirky style that you’ll spot at special events up and down the Peninsula most every weekend.