It’s All About Numbers at the Winter Formal Slowdance

We had hoped for 100 people.
Over 200 passed through the door before the night was over.

Most people planned to stay for 1 hour, you know, just to make an appearance.
At least 70% stayed for 5 or more.

The organizers planned for 5 sets of slow dance ballads.
They had to add 2 because no one wanted to stop dancing.

We filled 7 racks with coats.

Everyone showed up wearing 2 shoes.
A whole lot of us ended up wearing 0.

I danced with at least 6 strangers.
I developed 2 inappropriate crushes.
My skirts had 5 layers.
I am singlehandedly responsible for getting my best friend Rachel into 1 red taffeta dress with 0 straps.

Doors were scheduled to close at 2 AM.
I left at 3:45 AM and there were still people on the floor.
Serah Marie got home at 6 AM.

I am 1 very happy girl.

FYI: I bought my “fascinator” (a very helpful girl informed me that was the name for the feather creation clipped into my hair) from Shopgirls at 1342 Queen St. W., in the heart of glamourous Parkdale. The shop is a collective that promotes local designers and crafters from Toronto.

(ed note: the fascinator girl was the lovely Stacey May Fowles of Shameless magazine)

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