Once we got there and out of the car, we got our first glimpses of the fantastic costumes that our fellow partygoers were wearing! The sweet older gentleman who parked next to us was wearing his own white Navy sailor uniform and told us that this was the second year he had flown in for the Ball. He was on his own, but later in the evening I saw him dancing with more than one pretty young girl, so I guess he found himself some company! :)
|I am not actually taller than the Mister--he was standing down-wing of me. Something to remember for next year!|
In addition to the airplanes there were also displays of old Army equipment scattered over the grounds,
This woman was dressed as a sexy cigarette girl
For entertainment, there was a really fantastic swing band playing music and some very crowded dance floors. One other neat thing that I wasn't able to photograph because of the crowds was that they had a large empty aircraft hanger that was open on one side and the inside was decorated to look like Rick's Cafe Americain from the movie "Casablanca". They had a vendor inside selling Middle Eastern food (which smelled amazing!), a piano on a stage, a bar, and even a roulette table where you could play to win raffle prizes. They'd even constructed a lighted sign for the Cafe just like in the movie, and had the movie playing on a screen throughout the night.