Saturday, February 05, 2011
February party at Town DC, commemorating last year's blizzard; Mardi Gras is still some time off
Mardi Gras will be later this year, but the first Saturday in February at Town-DC, the one year anniversary of 2010’s biggest blizzard, was eventful enough. This time, the drag show seemed to invoke Sirius XM; a young woman in front of me said it sounded like Taylor Swift (but not “Mine”). Later, "The Triplets of Belleville" appeared:
For dancing, most people stayed downstairs. The music stayed 60s, 70s and 80s, and it is surprising that people in their 20s prefer music written before they were born. That’s an argument for the classics. Upstairs, the bee-bop was too non-musical, and the crowd didn’t seem to mount.
The weather was warming up during the evening, 42 when I left. What a change from last year. This time, parking after 10 PM in the main lot was no problem.
Last picture, that's me. The Sunfish cap is a souvenir from my 1993 visit to that submarine, following in Sam Nunn's footsteps (Oh, he had visited the Hammerhead). Yes, conditions on a submarine are crowded, and people hot bunk. Ask director Kathryn Bigelow.