Time To Meet And Greet 8/10/2013 (Page One)
Real roses at every table...
Beautiful to look at and smell!
We had some serious meetin' and greetin' going on!
"Good evening and welcome to the Nightlighters"....
Hiroshi and Yuriko Komine
"The party can start... We have arrived"
Arrival en mass
Richard and Freda making the scene
The Band Was Letting The Summer Celebration Music Flow
Howard Solomon keeps us moving all evening.... Howard was "brilliant" tonight....
Great band leader hat
The notes flow right out of the horn and into our feet....
"Good evening,,,, What would you like to hear?"
When the band is happy... Everybody is happy
Keeping us in-time and on-time!
Meanwhile Back To Meetin' And Greetin'
Swirling and twirling
Moving around the floor
"Yes dear... You have to fill out my dance card!"
Did You Know? -
A dance card or programme du bal (also known by its German-language name, Tanzkarte) is used by a woman to record the names of the gentlemen with whom she intends to dance each successive dance at a formal ball. They appear to have originated in 18th century, but their use first became widespread in 19th century Vienna, especially at the massive balls during Fasching before Lent.
An actual dance card is typically a booklet with a decorative cover, listing dance titles, composers, and the person with whom the woman intended to dance. Typically, it would have a cover indicating the sponsoring organization of the ball and a decorative cord by which it could be attached to a lady's wrist or ball gown. From the 19th century until World War I, dance cards for the elite of Austria-Hungary were often very elaborate, with some even incorporating precious metals and jewels.
"I am working up an appetite for dinner"
Gowns are glowing
Did You Know? - A gown, from medieval Latin gunna, is a usually loose outer garment from knee- to full-length worn by men and women in Europe from the early Middle Ages to the 17th century, and continuing today in certain professions; later, gown was applied to any full-length woman's garment consisting of a bodice and attached skirt. A long, loosely-fitted gown called a Banyan was worn by men in the 18th century as an informal coat.
The gowns worn today by academics, judges, and some clergy derive directly from the everyday garments worn by their medieval predecessors, formalized into a uniform in the course of the 16th and 17th centuries.
Dancing is a serious activity
"What do you mean 'dinner is served'... I want to dance"
Gary heard the dinner bell
Time for a short rest while dinner is served
Announcements are made ... Guests are introduced...
Faster than the cameraman can get to them!
OK... Time to dance again
Soft sounds (Courtesy of Ted Herman)
A perfect summer day is when the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing, the birds are singing, and the lawn mower is broken. ~James Dent