The town wasn’t without its rich culture, as locals shared their fine culinary skills by giving an array of foods such as BBQ’d Lobster Tail and Clam Gumbo. People were dancing in the streets with a live DJ, and vendor's that lined back to back from the beach to 4th Street. One Tourist from Georgia quoted “I never had such good food and music in my life; I thought I would be seeing the world’s biggest lobster or fish here. This was much more than I expected, I will be here again next year!” even one of the local’s voiced “I love the city I was born and raised in, but its days like this where I feel more pride, as people are in awe of our beautiful home, culture and food. Hey, you gonna finish that funnel cake crusted hot dog?” Needless to say I gave up the delight rolled in powdered sugar for the greater good!
It was once the sun started to set that the city really shined. Glamorous gowns, men in tailored cut suits, and the shimmer of fine crystal and silver dazzled Fredrick’s as the Ball started. You could see the rich embroidered gowns sweep the dance floor, the aroma of rich food and desserts brought to tables for those of all stations of life, if not just a late meal, or one someone has saved a year for to enjoy, everyone was having a splendid time. The famous, Asphyxiation Point native, actor Donovan Gaven Boyd from the hit “Summer could never be hotter” in theaters now, made an appearance, and one tourist quoted “He said he was looking for a rare pearl this evening, and well, I showed him mine!” Oh my. You go girl. No doubt she will be back.
All and all, the evening was a hit with Local A listers, natives and tourist. Couldn’t have asked for a better time. We will see you all in a few months for Asphyxiation Point’s Centennial birthday, as you only turn 100 once!
Reported by Promise (Sensual Sparkle)