Those of you that are thinking "how is this exercise?" have obviously not seen Jacqueline dance!
In attendance: Jacqueline, Shannon, Tara, Heather, Connie and Liane, all dressed in the funkiest clothes we could find in our own closets!
As ABBAmania began, we ordered drinks and discovered that ordering 2 at a time saved on line up lags. We booted out 2 older ladies who were sitting at OUR table! And we got up and danced...well, to the dancable songs. As we enjoyed the music, we noticed a gentleman about 2 tables away, waving madly and holding up various numbers on his fingers...some sort of code, perhaps? We decided that Jacqueline should make her way on the dance floor towards this man (we shall call him Vest Boy, although we later learned his name is Chris) and that we would take a picture of the 2 of them, dancing zealously right in front of the stage. Most photos of that night seem to feature someone's elbow, but not only did she dance with Vest Boy, she offered Connie's lighter when his own, seemed to, er, peter out! Connie did manage to save said lighter, thankfully!
Next came Night Fever, a Bee Gees cover band. Little did we know how many songs we would know! We even tried some slow dancing, since our significant others were not there!
Finally, around 10:30, we were booted out of the theatre since it was closing...this presented a problem since several ladies still had full drinks that could only be consumed in the lobby, which was also closing, and offered no convenient indoor connection to the Boulevard Casino! What were they thinking? So everyone goodnaturedly downed their drinks...quickly! As we made our way out into the deluge of rain, Shannon had to "take a moment" as she felt a little verklempt from chugging all that wine. Apparently, "taking a moment" is frowned on by casino security! Who knew? As Heather and I ran for water and paper towels, we arrived back to discover Shannon surrounded by security guards and first aid being forcibly administered to her! This is the first time that I have seen sweet, gentle Shannon, well, belligerent! She hotly replied that she did not need first aid, would not be giving her ID, and was perfectly fine, thank you very much! Of course, this was all captured by Jacqueline and Tara, on camera and phone. Tara, being slightly less sneaky than Jacqueline, was made to delete one of her photos, featuring the nazist security guards. Who knew that gambling was such a serious business? :)
From there we progressed into the Boulevard Casino, where Connie and Shannon played some slots, and we watched Tara play Blackjack like an expert! Then we proceeded to the snack bar (we had burned off a lot of calories dancing, feeling outraged at the guards, and laughing) where we talked until late. Tara rethought her order of nachos when Vest Boy showed up, told her his name was Chris and that she was a "really good dancer"! Nice! Finally, Liane, the designated driver, dropped off the ladies one by one until almost 2 am. Yes, we all suffered for it the next day, realizing we are not 20 years old anymore. Nonetheless, memories were made, and the right to "take a moment" was righteously defended!
Photos to follow, though most of them will be of elbows!