Measuring up to get into the tall club convention in New Orleans

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New Orleans (WGNO) – You really have to measure up to make it into one exclusive club.

It’s the “tall club” or as it’s officially called, Tall Clubs International.

Because there are 40 “tall  clubs” around the United States.  Two are in Canada.

The club is holding its yearly convention and WGNO News with a Twist features guy Wild Bill Wood is there.

Wild Bill meets the current Miss Tall Portland.  And she’s got beauty, height and a great singing voice.

You’ll hear her belt it out to Wild Bill.

To be in the “tall club”, women have to be five foot nine.  Men have to be six foot two.  When you ask to join, they measure you.  If you don’t measure up, you don’t get in.

The tallest guy in the club is Dave.  He’s six foot three and a half.

He remembers the time he tried to swing dance with a short girl.  How short was she.

She was four foot eleven.

Wild Bill wonders how that dance turned out.

“It could have been better, ” Dave remembers.

The convention is a week long chance to chat.  It’s mostly a social club.  But sometimes romance comes into the room.

You’ll meet the couple who fell in love at the club.

And you’ll see the newly crowned Miss Tall International being “measured in”.

That’s if she measures up.

 

 

 

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