I've had a sinus infection for days and didn't feel great but I sucked it up, threw on a suit, and did the best I could to keep my energy up.
Anthony joined me and was kind enough to shoot a number of the photos.
On a side note, since the event was at Casino Del Sol Resort I had the chance to do a little slot machine play. I won enough through the night to pay for whatever I spent playing slots, Anthony's drinks, my soda, and a stop at a McDonald's drive thru to feed Anthony at the end of the night. I had the same amount of money in my wallet as I did when we left. Three cheers for being a non-loser.
|Calm before the storm/runway|
is filled with fashion
|Casino Del Sol Resort ballroom|
|Anthony gets his first|
drink of the night
|Jesse and Tina are a little blue.|
(Standing by a blue light will do that)
|Kind of an odd menu this year:|
Meat (I had beef), no starch really to go with it,
a meet and cheese station,
and Panini sandwiches.
|Greg, one of the emcees of this year's event|
|Alex, Tina, and a surprise|
photo bombing guest
|Rascal yells at his beer.|
I have a feeling he does this a lot.
|Alex, Leslie, Greg|
all decided that orange
was the color of the night
|Leslie, Alex, Erica, Stella, Lindsey|
|Stella and Greg workin' the mics|
|Here's Liz McCusker.|
It's a running joke between her and I
that every time I see her I formally
I suppose you had to be there
to get the impact of the humor.
|Celebrity runway walk|
with kids from Tu Nudito
|Two princesses struttin' their stuff|
|Yup, there's the jackass who|
writes this blog and Carolina.
My hair looks fabulous.
|My co-worker Tina Jennings|
and a little cutie take their turn
on the runway
|Roxanna Green and a young lady|
dressed as an angel
|My co-worker Alex|
with a ladybug and a bumblebee
|Tucson restaurant icon|
Mr. An takes a young lady
down the runway
|Leslie Lois and a princess|
|KGUN 9 news anchor Stella Inger|
with a princess and a prince
|Second trip down just for fun|
|Public relations guru Matt Russell|
conducts the live auction
|Rhonda, Rhonda's daughter and|
Terri sat behind me and didn't
see me shoot this photo.
I can be sneaky when I want to.
|This guy was the "Faux" Tony Bennett|
and what made it pretty funny is that
he had to read the lyrics of the songs
he was singing from a little card
in his hand.
|The real runway models take center stage|
|The fabulous Shelley GoodStein|
|Another beautiful dress|
|Usually this look stays in the bedroom|
but it must be making it's way
onto the streets
|This guy must have the craziest|
bed head after a night of sleeping
if his hair is this interesting when it's styled
|Cute outfit, I liked the shoes|
|Outside, I find Anthony and Alex|
checking to see if the doors of this
Volvo were unlocked.
They weren't very sneaky and
I'm guessing they would not
make very good car thieves.
|The Volvo's registration expired in 2014.|
|Leslie and Lindsey take a shot|
at their runway walk.
Could be confused with their
|Lindsey and Erica tried to runway walk.|
As you can tell by the laughter they
won't be heading to
New York Fashion Week.