Red was obviously the color of the day, and Hubby and I donned our red togs to head on out...
I wish, in this photo, that Daughter had captured the shoes I was wearing...because although my shoes were the fashion BOMB, they were NOT cut out for a night of disco dancing, as I painfully found out as the evening went on. Here's a photo - with my feet not in them, as my feet are protesting just at the mere sight of them:
Promo material for the Red Ball....
After arriving at the venue, the first part of the evening was the cocktail hour...where we nibbled and noshed and chit-chatted...the highlight for me was being introduced to Gail McGovern, the national President and CEO of the American Red Cross. She had flown into Kansas City to make an appearance at the ball, and it was an honor to talk with her exclusively for about 10 minutes. Besides asking about my volunteer experience, she told me of a new partnership between the ARC and The Weather Channel, which will be quite interesting, to say the least.
After a delightful dinner with some wonderful and lively tablemates, it was time for the entertainment...
KC and the Sunshine Band
Yeah, I'm going to date myself here...but when I was a teenager of the 70's, KC and the Sunshine Band was like NSYNC and Justin Bieber rolled into one. I can't tell you how many school dances we rocked the night away to "Get Down Tonight" and "Shake Your Booty". Yeah - the lyrics may not have been much, but the disco-rockin' beat was awesome.
Now...in case you don't remember what KC looked like, back in the day, here he was back in the 70's:
And here he is now:
Yeah, I'm sure we've all put on a few wrinkles...time DOES indeed march on...but the years just melt away when swept up in music from your childhood.
KC and his band put on a good, albeit cheesy show - the choreography was almost laughable, but the guy was having so much fun, you had to allow yourself to be swept up in it...I mean, who can hate on a guy that sings about "booty" and "boogie"??!!
The crowd ate it up, and KC was in his element. A great evening all around, for a great cause.
The only negative? Those da*@M shoes!!!
But they sure looked good. ;)