On Sunday night I vended at the inaugural Brass Ball hosted by Deja Noir at Zimm's in Houston. Deja Noir is a new goth night and they will be having monthly themed events. Their first theme was steampunk, and they reached out to the local steampunk community to make the event great.
I think it was a success! There's been a conversation in the local steampunk community about the need for smallish and more regular steampunk events and I think this was a great example. It wasn't exactly complicated, just a DJ, two largeish vendors and a couple of artists and smaller vendors. The bar itself is nice and the decor totally worked for steampunk, and lots of attendees put good effort into their outfits, even if they obviously weren't habitual steampunks.
|My friend Drew, |
runner up of the Best Dressed contest
I also had fun selling to random drunk people who had no idea what the hell was going on, but wanted fancy outfits, too. Random drunk people are the best customers. :)
The evening was topped by a Best Dressed Contest, which was fun since no one took it too seriously.
|And me. I was told pictures look better|
when you look to the left. I'll buy it.
So the past few days have been a bit stressful. Please don't talk to me about insurance companies. No, really, don't.