I had squeezed my size 4 figure into a sized two black dress and added a black belt (instead of the customary pin) to hold up my Grandfather's family tartan and decided it would do, when I discovered there was a small tear under the arm. As D waited for the umpteenth call, I quickly changed into a fitted black skirt and sweater and discarding the family tartan, grabbed a silk shantung red and black tartan, wrapped it around my waist and made a very presentable bow.
The show was lots of fun, as usual, which is more than I can say for the after party, most of which we skipped in favor of going for a late dinner elsewhere. It was a disappointment over the previous few years after parties, which were at separate venues. I am sure the organizers will get an ear full from some of the ticket holders.
I was fine with having paid for VIP tickets and missing both the pre and after parties, because the show itself and the hoopla surrounding it was good fun and worth the price of the tickets, especially for a charitable event. Part of the hoopla was due to the surprise grand finale in the form of cheeky (pun intended) Scottish actor Brian Cox and his Championship Season co-stars Kiefer Sutherland, Jason Patric, Chris Noth and Jim Gaffigan, who marched down the runway in Scottish dress, paused at the end and gave a five man "Scottish salute" to the delight of the audience.
|The Champions(hip) Season Co-Stars|
|Beginning the Scottish Salute|
All in all, a relaxing and humorous evening. Later over some pasta and salad after midnight, we decided it was the perfect ending to a very stressed beginning.
Next year, dear Dressed to Kilt organizers, put a little more thought into the after party. After all the flowing liquor, being held at a venue where you can get some food, as well as dance, if you are so inclined, really makes it nice. People don't mind paying even more for a VIP ticket if you get treated as a VIP.
|Model-Actor Marcus Shenkenberg|
Songs out of tune, the words always a little wrong...Canzoni Stonate