On Friday night I took a stroll back to the 1920's at Res Life's Great Gatsby Gala. (There were no pools around, so no real danger there.)
I had acquired a dress, pantyhose, headband and feather--everything a girl needs to be a flapper (boys have it easier--they just bought suspenders). My friends and I wanted to get
some pictures before the sunset, so I started getting ready at about
This went off fabulously and we got some lovely pictures all around. Between that and the Gala, my friend Erika (middle) was playing at an open mic event in one of the residence halls. We went to that, and it was delightful, and full of much music and pastries. Then we hung out in Kaitlyn's flat/Centennial while I continued editing pictures and we waited for 11:00.
long last, 11:00 came. The gala was on Graduation Lawn (I think that's
what we're calling it?), in front of Evans Hall, our humanities
building. They'd strung up white lights all around, and it was very
beautiful. They had a trolley making rounds to pick up and drop off
people. Fun swing music played loud enough for people to dance to.
Most of the evening consisted of hanging out with my friends. At one point I found a guy I know and made him teach me some swing moves. It was a lot of fun, and very classy. I had intended to only stay an hour (I don't stay up late normally), but I ended up staying the whole time because it was so nice.
So now I can say
that I went to a 1920's dance party. And there wasn't even a body in a pool! (<-Gatsby reference.)