My friend Brandie treated me to Thai food, then we went to the infamous Belly Up Tavern for "80's heat".
Meaning it was all about 80's music and a lot of dancing.
Initially I just thought I'd join Brandie and her two friends for a cocktail.
But I didn't expect the evening to be so much fun!
There was a DJ on stage spinning vinyl, and a dancer doing moves reminiscent of Flashdance and Footloose.
She was a maniac (sorry, couldn't help it).
THEN, the place starting getting more crowded, the crowd was a wide spectrum of ages, and more and more people started showing up dressed in 80's attire.
First there were the Madonnas, and some others who didn't quite have the decade down correctly, but we'll give them kudos for effort.
One girl showed up all Olivia Newton John physical, with a headband, side ponytail...
Then two guys showed up wearing big-hair wigs, those funky elastic-waisted pants that looked like they were paint splattered (I can't remember what those were called), fishnet fingerless gloves....and mini guitars to rock out on.
It was hysterical.
Later, after I left, Brandie told me a guy showed up wearing a denim skirt and leg warmers.
Ya gotta love the spirit (I'd say spunk, but I guess in the UK that carries a nasty connotation).
One girl was dancing the whole time, wearing pumps, a camisole, and sheer white boxer shorts.
The guy we were with said, "I think I've seen her on a pole somewhere."
A Kenny Loggins look-alike wouldn't leave her alone. Eewww.
Anyway, it was a fun way to celebrate.
What was also an amazing boost to my day was mail from two blogging buddies kind enough to send me goodies.
It's so late tonight, I will post the details tomorrow...