We Saved Seats And Tables By Throwing Everything We Own On Them
Took Paul ten minutes to regather everything...
Even the camera came out of his house
Who has been sitting at this table???
The band warms up
OK... we are ready for the gang to arrive....
No one here..... yet
Volia... People Appear
Let the dance begin
Bob demonstrates the latest two step
Donna and Bob hit the floor
The lighting was fantastic
Dapper Bill and Beautiful Holly are enjoying the BIG dance floor
Closest thing to a line dance (except for the traditional dance of the evening) all night
Guys... It's not a hoedown
Slide to the left.... Then slide to the right....
The gowns were beautiful this evening
"Bye golly... I've got it"
Ah... Back to good old fashioned dancing
Perhaps a little out of place???
Sue says... "Look, I caught a Great White"
This floor is soooo big, I can BEARLY make around the floor in one dance
Contest time... Who can empty the champagne bottle first?
real dancers... Complete with a portable fan
Did You Know? - The punkah fan was used in the India in the early 500 BC. It had a canvas covered frame that was suspended from the ceiling. Servants, known as punkawallahs, pulled a rope connected to the frame to move the fan back and forth.
Patent drawing of Fan Moved by Mechanism, 11/27/1830. The original drawing for this patent was destroyed by a fire in the Patent Office in 1836. The coverage date is the original patent date. This drawing is a restoration created in 1837 or shortly thereafter
Cooling down time...
Did You Know? - Suspenders (American English) or braces (British English) are fabric or leather straps worn over the shoulders to hold up trousers. Straps may be elasticated, either entirely or only at attachment ends and most straps are of woven cloth forming an X or Y shape at the back. Braces are typically attached to trousers with buttons using leather tabs at the ends or with clips. In British English the term suspenders or suspender belt refers to a garter belt, used to hold up stockings.
There have been several precursors to suspenders throughout the past 300 years, but the modern type were first invented in 1822 by Albert Thurston and were once almost universally worn due to the high cut of mid-nineteenth and early twentieth century trousers, a cut that made a belt impractical. After losing popularity in the first World War, as men became accustomed to uniform belts, suspenders were still standard throughout the 1920s.
Because of their image as underwear,\ men switched to belts during the 1930s as the waistcoats which had hidden braces became worn less. This also signaled the switch of position of the buttons from the outside of the waistband to the inside. Though the return of fuller-cut trousers in the 1940s revived braces, they did not dominate over belts again to the same extent.
The sun is setting
So far I am winning the content
Time For Announcements....
The ADSLA Veep addresses the audience
Let The Dancing Begin
"Look, a special drink just for me!"
The floor was never full
Brenda demonstrates the proper way to guzzle champagne
Jose (a work associate) with his wife (right) and friend (left)
Bob discretely uses his fan... Nice fashion statement Robert
Careful... Fans are breaking out all over
Hey... It works
"OK, we give up... Who are you??"
Back To The Dance Floor...
"John... It's a waltz!"
"I knew that!!"
"I am seeing red"
Lessons will be given in the foyer in 30 minutes
This chair is really lumpy
Caught by the Great White
Picture is NOT blurry... We are just moving too fast
Looks like the champagne bucket is empty
The Conga Line Begins...
Move it Brian... My hips are loose
Hang on... I am on my way
John seems to be enjoying this
OK Donna... It's your job to keep John on the straight and narrow
Our estimate... About 250 people on the floor
We got Bill and Holly to join in....
Being the caboose is OK
Oh oh... Disconnect
Holly catches the Great White
"Hang on Holly... Here we go!"
Bob is trying to catch up
Is he dancing or sleep walking??
She will be coming around the mountain when she comes.....
Brian... Keep it under 50 mph
Watch out... Here comes John
Follow my step
It's OK, we are still in the casino
Follow me... We are going outside
Fred and Mary head outside
Go Holly and Bill... See you at the next window
Hope the door is large enough
Conga Line Is Over... Oxygen Please
Beautiful evening over the bay
Announcements... Next year it is May 12th
The last dance...
Let's Go Get A Drink
Down the ramps
Sue and Donna lead the way