Sunday, May 25, 2008

Satin piping on the pants-leg.

Please tell me that you’ve been outside already this morning (it is 6:32 at this very minute). I just went out to the car to get my handy-dandy notebook (the one I write all of the strange quotes and conversations I hear throughout the day, the one that has the line from the guy who, when his car alarm was going off in the parking lot two nights ago said in an exasperated voice, “It thinks it’s being stolen…”) and was just amazed at how perfect the morning was. Finally I have song other than Robbie Dupree’s Steal Away floating around in my head (thanks a lot Jaimie), although it is an equally retro song: Cat Stevens’ Morning Has Broken. I think I may love everyone this morning…

So, the library is planning a collaborative fund-raiser with DGI for the Pitman Theatre in September. We’ve been tossing around the idea to have a library prom, one that would be very tongue-in-cheek, but didn’t think we’d have the room at the GPL for the throngs of people who will want to attend. A couple of weeks ago we contacted Kay Moore at DGI about a Prom at the Pitman, and then held our breath...Well, we’ve gotten a big ten-four on this project and we’re moving ahead. The plan goes a little somethin’ like this:

PP Day (Prom at the Pitman) is early September; cost will be $15 stag/$25 couple.

There will be a band and a DJ. Music will be limited to tunes from the discographies of Air Supply, Foreigner, Chicago, REO Speedwagon…

T-shirts will be available for purchase (a lovely “castle in the clouds” silhouette with 2008 Prom at the Pitman on the back-a standard high-school-fare prom t-shirt that you won’t want to miss owning…).

There will be a prom photographer available to take your pit-cher under a balloon arch that has been placed in front of a lattice-work backdrop…yes, you will be able to purchase a package of 8X10, 4X6, and wallet sized photos…

The prom decorating committee is committed to decorating with a maximum of crepe paper and an extra dose of schmaltz (think streamers, balloons, Christmas lights, bowls of water with floating rose candles...)

Dress may be nouveau or retro (we highly encourage retro for the men, especially ruffles and bow-ties…oh, and velvet or satin piping on the lapels and pants-legs)

Our first PSA is going to be: Did Carrie had more fun at her prom than you? Now’s your chance for a do-over! It’s the GPL/DGI Prom at the Pitman: The Second Time Around!

My suggestion for a follow-up to the Prom at the Pitman was a Library All-Skate at the Merry-Go-Round (does anyone else out there think that’s a porno name for a skate rink?). It would just be an excuse to do some rink-side interviews for my comparative film study of Mike Meyer’s use of Xanadu roller choreography in his blockbuster Goldmember.

5 comments:

fleegan said...

sknnt! the Carrie bit is awesome.

if a cat stevens song is in my head it always seems to be Moonshadow. if i'm lucky? Peace Train. but usually i'm not that lucky.

La_Petit_Rouge said...

Ahhh, Peace Train...he sings that song with such conviction, especially at the end, "Why must we go on hating, why can't we live in bliss?" Sniff.

Yeah, the Carrie bit is a stroke of genius. Not my genius either. But genius nonetheless.

Terica said...

Is this whole shabang for real? cause if so, I'm so there and I want to help in whatever way I can.

Carol said...

You betcha! It's all for real! And it's happening here in Gadrock! I'll meet you at your email...

LBC said...

I'm so in!