This is an event, a new idea I believe, an after-dark thing in an old now-fashionable brick-warehouse neighborhood. We went down to check it out, and before we got to the actual illuminations, ran across a hat shop party. [Update: The band was Maria in the Shower.]
This was in the Goorin Brothers shop, which isn’t terrible; I’ve bought a couple of hats there.
There were some pretty sharp-dressed people there, looking good.
Live entertainment was from Maria in the Shower; a hat band; sort of like a hair band only different. They were excellent.
They were giving away glasses of very decent gin and vodka punch to all comers, and I tell ya, I’ll go to a hat shop party any time. Plus, each of the ladies in our expedition bought a hat.
The first actual illumination we ran across was a pair of dancers with neon hula hoops.
Some of the illuminations were on the buildings. I thought the concept better than the execution, but still, I’m glad I saw it.
Finally, there were ice sculptures.
I think Illuminate is a really good idea; I hope they do it again next year, bigger brighter and louder.