Monday, February 15, 2010

"I Wanna Rock ' n' Roll all night, and party everyday!"- Kiss

It was Valentine's day weekend, and as usual I attempted to get everyone in Singles ward excited about another themed dance! Now this particular party I am especially proud of because I came up with everything all on my own, which is an unusual feet for me, because I am almost always stealing somebodies idea. . . . (mainly Angie). So I felt an incredible sense of accomplishment and it completely trumped the fact that I got zero play on Valentine's day ( I thought this was really gonna be my year! :))

Anywho. . . this years theme "the Headbangers Ball" and everyone was ordered to come dressed as their favorite "Rockstar" and or their own Rockstar persona!

I was super bummed because Miss Gwen in her usual genius came up with the plan for her and Meredith to be Axl and Slash from Guns N Roses. And I was left shaking my fist and wishing I'd thought of it first, so then I thought maybe I'll be Courtney Love, or Janis Joplin, or Brett Michael's circa Rock of Love. . . . none of which panned out or made me very excited, so finally two days to go until the big show and the idea hit me that I've wanted to be Lady Ga Ga for quite sometime, why don't I just be her? Sure it was a bit of a stretch considering it was "Rockstar" themed party and people were probably expecting something different from me, but everything for the costume fell into place (after a lengthy mental debate about whether or not I could work the no pants look.) and I was fired up about it, and decided forget what people think. . . . it's my dance right?

Here's what I came up with. . . . . . .

The Inspiration

The Imitation

I made those glasses myself thank you!!!!

I need to give a little shout out to the crew from Wenatchee that hit us up! Without their presence we would have been dead, so big ups to them for being the life of the party!

Here you see Axl Rose(Meredith), Steven Tyler (taylor Byington) and Slash (gwenny). Gwen made her Top hat out of felt and her hair out of black curling ribbon. . . . . . I don't know why she feels it necessary to out do me every time we do these things!!! but seriously. . . Brilliant I tell you brilliant!

Lady GaGa and Avril Levine aka Nette

Miss Stephanie Cobb and I posing for the Paparazzi!

Gotta love the faces in this pic!

I'm not sure how Alvin the Chipmunk fits into all this, but good work anyway Dan Heldt!

This is probably my favorite moment of the night. Bro. and Sis. Black are new leaders in our Singles ward, and they are a pretty quiet, conservative and a farely laid back couple, so you can imagine when they came waltzing into the dance dressed like this. . . . . . . .

It caused quite a stir. . . actually hardly anyone recognized them! It was pretty much the highlight of my night! This is the reason why I do this every year, because every time somebody steps out of their box, and completely surprises me with their commitment to the dress up theme!
A tip of the hat in your direction Bro. and Sis. Black!

The Kiss theme was a popular choice, but then again nothing says "Rock" more then them right? Major props to this foursome, because their costumes were magnificent!

Here is Jarna Knickerbocker and Derick Hines, Judging by this shot I think Jarna was miscast as Ace Freely. . . I mean look at that tongue!!!!!

GROUP SHOT!!!!! All six of them!

Daniel Justeson as Enrique and Kayla as Joan Jett

Mr. Perry is workin' that scarf!

Sarah Bryant and Keturah with a little bit of Lightning Mike in the background!

Victoria Alvarado lookin' totally outrageous!

Daniel looks ready to party, either that or somebody spiked the punch!

Looks like Taylor is serenading his table mates with a little "Dude Looks like a lady"

Rachel keepn' it Gangsta as always!

Please believe their was plenty of singing. . . . . . . . .


. . . . . . and of course Air Guitar!

Meredith and Gwen. . . owning the air band competition!

The night was super fun and I couldn't have asked for a better activity! I think everyone came with great attitudes and so the party was a success. Biggest thank you ever to my "posse" for helping with set up and tear down. . . no balloons were lost in the process and if any of you know me and my luck, that is an impressive feet all in itself!
Well. . . . until next time
Peace out!
Oh and Happy Belated Valentine's Day!


Anonymous said...

That dude behind the guy in the white shirt with blood on it in the second picture looks like the lead singer from Maroon 5.

- Aaron W.

Anonymous said...

Sorry, 3rd picture down.

- AW

Mike and Aubrey Asay said...

NICE!! You are the master of a themed party!! Your costume turned out perfect!!

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