Happy Halloween from Sophie!
We went to all three dances...
Ellen and Marc had a fun event with the RKO Swing Orchestra in the Bumper Car Pavilion at Glen Echo Park. The weather cooperated with the event and everyone seemed to have a great time. We stayed long enough to do the Shim Sham and the Madison.
Ellen and Marc
The Radio King Orchestra
Jive Angel Angela Carpenter
.. and Swing Devil Craig Gildner
Exercising her Miranda Rights
Marge Simpson and friend
Men in Drag (1)
His date had great merit badges...
Catherine and Mark Walvoord
Kickin' the Mule (from Hellzapoppin)
Caroline Westhaefer and Iver Cooper
Good to see you both again!
Deb Ahern and Jimmie Musgrave
Next, we made a quick hop over to Chevy Chase Ballroom where Tom and Debra were hosting the Frankie Condon Orchestra with vocals by Christina Crerar. We got there in time for a few great dances and then the Costume Contest.
Why do Mimes always get trapped in glass boxes?
Vocalist and Hair Stlist extraordinaire
She sewed each of these leaves on!
Bev and Ronnie Weinstein
The team of Cinnamon and Chiropracto
Miss West Virginia and her Plastic Surgeon
Men in Drag (2)
We drove helter skelter to get to Sue and Gary's dance. It was so far away that I had to pay a toll! We got there in time for the last dance where Daryl Davis plays Boogey Man and calls upon people to switch partners. Since this song goes on for about a year, we got to dance with everyone. Sue Caley provided these photos and the following commentary:P>" I thought I'd help ID the people in the pictures for your. The Christmas Tree dancing with Renaissance-man David is Melanie Walker, her 13 year old daughter is Melanie the 'dead' cheerleader dancing with 'Tacky Tourist' Colin.(who is 15) The Purple Pimp Daddy is Carl Sivertsen standing with the pirate Larry Wilbur. And Dr. Seuss's 'Thing 1 and Thing 2' is Michael DeSantis with his honey. (Whoops, I forget her name!!) Sorry we didn't get better pictures we had about 140 people and almost all of them were in costume, and of course we had a giant Frankenstein, huge pumpkin with ghosts floating over the top of it, lots of twinkle lights across the ceiling, tons of cobwebs and skeletons, and a "haunted corner" it was great!. We held a costume contest "Election". Everyone was given a ballot as they came in (and a number to wear) and they had to write done their favorite female, male and couple and put it in the black cauldron by 10:30PM. We announced the winners at 11PM. Then we had a costumed dance contest, which 12 couples entered! Using the old 'Applause-a-meter' Cat and David won it with Michael Johnson and his partner coming in second. Though everybody looked and danced great. We also had a jam that about 8-10 couples jumped into, some for the first time! AND Daryl Davis (who was tons of fun) had his usual 'Freeze and Switch' dance to end the evening .....which everyone loved. It was a blast!!! "
Sue and Gary Caley
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