Saturday, July 24, 2010

2010-07-17 Mechanical Masquerade

Syrens of the South held it's Mechanical Masquerade: A Steampunk Ball on July 17 at Bart Webb Studios.  Vendors included Venusian Airship Pirate Trading Co, Kyoto Song Designs and author Emilie P. Bush.

Dr. Q had an amazing selection of music playing through out the evening.  It induced much dancing and merriment!  Don't believe me about the dancing?  Well, as I was working at the bar I was able to whip out my handy dandy flip camera and sneak a peak at some of the activity on the dance floor!

Opening the performances of the evening was Tupelo Honey doing her Jack the Ripper Routine.  It was full of knives and naughtiness!  After her routine we had a reading from Chenda and the Airship Brofman (a Steampunk Novel)  by the author Emilie P. Bush who was dressed as a steampunk tooth fairy.  She was amazing and it was a really fun reading.  The performance by Kira Lang of Cross Cultural Dancing Co closed out the acts of the evening.  She shimmied and shook up the audience with the bounce of her hips!

At the end of the evening  there was the costume contest in which I think the guys entered out numbered the girls who had entered for the first time.  You can see photos tagged with Mechanical Masquerade on Flickr in the slideshow below the dance floor video!