Let me just say, if you weren’t in Columbia Heights yesterday, well, you missed out. More specifically, if you weren’t at Wonderland, then you missed a hell of a show. Yesterday was Sundress Fest ’09, which included drink discounts for anyone, anyone, in a sundress.
I wrote last week about my lack of sundresses (since remedied), but apparently the residents of Columbia Heights don’t have that same problem. I’m fairly certain that I saw more men in dresses than women, and that nearly all of the dresses were different. (I did, however, see two instances of two guys having the same dress on. How embarrassing.)
Some men even had multiple dresses with them. We noticed that one guy was wearing something different than he had been earlier, and asked him about. “It’s after 6pm now!” he replied. Well, of course. Why wouldn’t you change?
Easily the best part was the competition toward the end. Each guy got up on the table, showed off his dress, and shook his thang (yes, I said “thang”), much to the amusement and cheering of the audience. The dresses in and of themselves were great, but the winners were the ones who went all out, including multiple accessories (bags, scarves, hats) and make-up. As evidenced by the first place winner:
That outfit includes lipstick, eyeshadow, and, if you look closely at the shoulder, a hot pink bra. Talk about attention to detail. (Oh, and you can’t really see it here, but he also had a matching pink umbrella. That he danced with. Beautiful.)
I really hadn’t planned on dragging myself out of my apartment at all, what with it being all rainy and dreary yesterday. But with a display like this? I’m so glad I did.