Saturday, August 8, 2015

50 Days of Dragon Con Day 34

Parties


Every year there are dozens and dozens of parties to go to.  By FAR there have been two that have been my favorite.  I will tell you about one of them now.  I am a huge J.R.R. Tolkien fan.  Have been for decades.  There is a track dedicated to Tolkien and I spend a lot of time there.  Larry, Kirsten and all of the many others put on a wonderful con.  Every year this is one of the places you will most likely find me.  Every year they put on a few parties.  They put on an Evening at Bree where they have their costume contest and it is a blast.  They also put on Hobbit Drinking Songs which is a total hoot.  OMG this is so much fun and lots of drunken debochery.  The CD's are fun but singing along with all of your peeps takes fun to a totally different level. 

Even with all of this fun, by far my favorite party they have put on was in 2013.  They put on a 80's dance party.  HOLY BANANAS folks, this was amazing.  This was also during the Hobbit movies so there were lots of fanboys and girls there.  There were hobbits, Dwarves, Kings, Princes and oh so many other costumes there.  We did the Conga Line, the mashed potato and everything in between.  It was soo awesome to see someone dressed as Bombur doing the worm.  For those of you who do not know who Bombur is, he is he totally FAAAAT dwarf who well, he is said to be as wide as he is tall.  Can you imagine first cosplaying him and second doing the worm in all of that padding?  WOW.  So cool.  This was the most fun I have had in years.  Last year they did a 70's dance party and it was fun but there is something to be said for dwarves dancing to Madonna that just does it for me.  I hope the Tolkien Track does another dance party this year so we can have more dwarves doing the worm.

Photo Courtesy of the OneRing.net

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