9.06.2010

Going to Gatsby

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So. The Gatsby Summer Afternoon.

I'm going.

This is an event I've been dreaming about going to for years. It's an afternoon spent on the beautiful grounds of a beautiful house, dressed in art deco picnic attire, with music, dancing, food, drinks, and lots of socializing. And the greatest thing about it?

It's not a "spectator event". One is not even allowed in if you don't have on period appropriate clothing, as well as the correct picnic furnishings. No plastic water bottles. No soda cans. Even modern cars are parcked out of site. It really will be like I'm back in time, and I will probably go picture crazy and take about 100 photos within the first five minutes of being there.

I am almost TOO excited, and if anyone else is going, please look for me and say hello!

Well thats what I'll be doing this weekend, and I plan on posting about the road trip down there, and spending a bit of time in San Francisco, so hopefully internet at the hotel will be good.

Eeeeeeee!!!!!!!!

35 comments:

Sabrina said...

jealous!! :) Have fun.

Kir said...

Eeee! Have fun! I can't wait to see what you wear and how it goes!

b. said...

*squee* That sounds like heaven!! Do, do take 1,000s of photographs and share!

I hope you have the loveliest vintage day!!

xox,
bonita of Depict This!

Mavy said...

O my, how brilliant! *envious!* Am looking forward to the pics.

xo Mavy =D
http://dialogueswithafruitcake.blogspot.com/

Rina said...

hello! I'm Rina! I recently started following your blog (and I LOOOOVE it!!!!)
that does sound like heaven. you're probably going to have to brush up on that 1920s slang! How fun!! You'll look so fabulous. I bet you'll be all smiles. I know I would ;o look forward to seeing those photos!

Pink Champagne said...

I'm totally jealous! Have a fab time! You'll be in my beautiful hometown Oakland CA!! I wish I could stop by and say howdy since you'll be in town.

D said...

Oh, you lucky dawg! I, too, have been dreaming of going to Gatsby for years! I even bought a dress and hat for the occasion. I love the Royal Society Band that always plays there. Please post pics!
D

Miss Claire said...

That sounds fabulous! I hope you don't get kicked out for having a new camera! Maybe you can hide it inside of an old camera ;)

Whatever you do, I can't wait to see photos!

Claire xx
www.jemimaandgeraldine.blogspot.com

Rosy said...

Fabulous! How much fun! Many pictures please!

Casey said...

Ack!!! So envious!!! lol. I cannot wait to see the photos you take and your report (as well as what you wear ;)!

♥ Casey
blog | elegantmusings.com

Siubhan said...

Wow – looks fantastic. I'm very much looking forward to seeing your photographs, and what you decide to wear!

www.simplevillagegirl.blogspot.com

BaronessVonVintage said...

I hope you have a WONDERFUL time AND hope it is fun and not stuffy. Can't wait to see what you wear!! xoxo

Justice Pirate said...

wow that looks like it will be so much fun!!

Rebecca Jean said...

Oh man! What to wear, what to wear?!? The decision would be nerve racking, but what a lovely way to spend an afternoon. Make sure your camera battery is charged and look fabulous as always. Enjoy!

♥ Rebecca Jean
Midnight Maniac

Aimee Marieee said...

Hope to see you there! This will be my I think my 9th year!! I've worn every appropriate dress at least once, so making one this year, but it's been challenging to say the least...I hope to finish in time. I'll save a glass of bubbly for you...cheers :>)

BeMistified said...

I am so excited for you. It sounds like an awesome time! Can't wait for the pictures.

LRC said...

Wow! Have a delightful time! I cannot WAIT to see photos.

cb said...

i am sure you are going to have so much fun! i can't wait to see what you wear! i know a couple of people that go to the one here in sf bay area!

xo,
cb

Solenn said...

I'm so envious !
In a hurry to see the photos you'll make there...
Have fun !

Solenn

Penny Dreadful said...

WOW! What an amazing event - can't wait to see pictures (I presume cameras are permitted?)

Amanda M. said...

What will you take pictures with?

Cassandra said...

Lucky!!! :)

The Great Gatsby is one of my all time favorite books. I can't wait to see your pictures!

Ms. Dee said...

Oooh, how wonderful! Can't wait to see your photos of the event!

Solvemygirlproblems.com said...

wow... I know so many people who would give an arm for an opportunity like this.

♥Miss Brittney♥ said...

How delightful! I hope you have a wonderful time and I can't wait to see the photos! :)

Erika said...

Sounds amazing! Have a great time!
You know, the idea "keeping it all period" sounds a lot like the medieval society I've been playing with for a while (I know the american SCA is a bit more lenient with the keeping a camp period). It's such a great feeling to leave the modern world, step into a different reality and the illusion of another time. Just to leave the mobile and the watch at home...

I'm so looking forward to the pictures from your Gatsby picnic!

The Darling Homemaker said...

I am so looking forward to your postings of this event. Can't wait...
xo,
Jacqueline

Sherman Unkefer said...

That looks amazing - can't wait to hear about it! Excited for you!

Sarah with an "h" said...

That is so neat! It sounds like a dream... I want to go!

:o)Sarah

Rachel said...

Oh my this looks like so much fun! That scene in Gatsby is one of my favorites, and just the idea that everyone has to be period specific is fabulous. I can't wait to see photos!

Hey Viv ! said...

Oh my god... "EEEE" is correct! WOW. Wow. So beautiful.

blooming_bernice said...

I've wanted to go to the gatsby summer afternoon since i found out about it. im so jealous!!!!!!!

the pink kitten said...

that looks amazing! i wish i could go! maybe i will see you there next year.

Fashion Wrap Up said...

This sounds like a fabulous event! Great Blog!

www.fashionwrapup.blogspot.com

Maja said...

Wow! Thats sounds incredible! I wish there were events like this in Sweden too! ;) You've got to keep us posted!