My outfit before we left for the Ball
The weather wasn't cooperating and it poured buckets driving there. Visibility sucked, but we were committed to going, especially as we were bringing photography lights for the self-service photography area.
The location was the Michaan's Theater, which was an amazing location --- it was a renovated movie theater with an art deco Egyptian theme.
The organizers had done an excellent job with the decorations. There was a beautiful jeweled elephant in one of the hallways.
This thing was amazing. It had taken volunteers many days to "bejewel" this elephant.
Insofar as my part in the event, the organizers had picked out a beautiful curtain backdrop, and we set up the lighting so that people could take photos at their leisure. Of course, I took my own photography gear to shoot at my own leisure as well as dancing.
The evening was full of lovely people in some very gorgeous outfits.
And then there was the entertainment! LPN was fun and amazing, as always
There was a lot of dancing (oh, my poor feet....) Although LPN is primarily swing, they did play a few polkas, including the local favorite, the Congress of Vienna, and some very fast paced polkas. I had the (mis)-fortune of acquiescing to a very fast polka with a most excellent partner; I got dizzy very fast, but he was kind and took pity on my state.
The absinthe tasting was available for those interested in trying the Green Fairy.
Sketch artists were on-hand to draw your portrait.
Overall, it was a most excellent night at the Moulin Rouge.