Polka Party NPR's Art Silverman explains the elements of tomorrow's 17th annual Portland Polka Party. Ted Eugenis and friends started it because in the 1980s they were bored with people dressed in black coming to parties and looking unhappy. Eugenis says polka shares a lot with punk music -- its fast, but it makes people smile. We hear the song "Weiner Dog" by the band Polkacide.
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NPR's Art Silverman explains the elements of tomorrow's 17th annual Portland Polka Party. Ted Eugenis and friends started it because in the 1980s they were bored with people dressed in black coming to parties and looking unhappy. Eugenis says polka shares a lot with punk music — its fast, but it makes people smile. We hear the song "Weiner Dog" by the band Polkacide.