I had a blast at Comicpalooza’s weird and wonderful Memorial weekend. Every aspect of Comicpalooza was a carnival of the fantastic and the Steampunk ball was no exception.
The music was merry the hall was grand and one and all came with their dancing shoes on, in costumes both elegant and outrageous.
Buxom damsels in bustles and corsets and dapper men in Victorian attire swung their feet, kicked up their heels, and bounced at the ball.
Performances began with Frenchy and the Punk. Their flapper cabaret, Great Gatsby sound was a party in itself.
Professor Elemental’s performance as always was rollicking fun. I say steam, you say, punk. “I say steam, you say, ____. I say steam, you say, _____.” Proffesor elemental’s youtube video
Marquis of Vaudeville with their rockin circus of sound, the smooth mellow vocals of Toby Lawhon, and a sensual base guitarist with a magnetic flair and whipping hair had everyone prancing and dancing. Marquis of Vaudeville’s youtube video
The ball reached the height of amazement when Abney Park took the stage and the magic of music reached a whole other level. Abney Park’s youtube video
Now that the ball is over, the dancers have left, the booths at Comicpalooza have been taken down and all the stars have gone. So we are left waiting for the ball and Comicpalooza to come in 2014.
Maeve Alpin is the author of four Steampunk/Romances: To Love A London Ghost, Conquistadors In Outer Space, As Timeless As Stone, and As Timeless As Magic.