Keith Petrin, known around the Swallows Inn as the “King of the Dance Floor,” died last week. He was 52.
Petrin suffered a stroke in 2008 that left him not only partially disabled but suffering with a burning pain that emanated from inside his bones, he told the Orange County Register in January.
But a unique procedure that wired electrodes right onto his brain to mask the pain gave him new life and hope, he said.
A fixture at the Swallows, it is only fitting Petrin’s memorial take place there. And so at 5:30 p.m Nov. 6, friends will gather for “one heck of a party,” just like Petrin would have wanted, a flier for the memorial states. Those wishing to attend are asked to arrive early.
Petrin’s favorite band, The Big Fat Steve Band, will play and dancing will ensue.
“What would a celebration for Keith be without dancing?” asks the flier.
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