Thursday, February 2, 2017

Disco, Inferno


Disco Ball delivery
"The Winter of Our Disco Tent"

A cold mid-January night - the perfect time to hold a disco party in the greenhouse!
First, we had to find a disco ball. I ended up ordering one on line (complete with motor for spinning and lights.) It arrived a couple days later and when opened the box, it threw sparkles everywhere!

We created dozens of ice luminaries in balloons (balloominaries!) to line the driveway and path to the greenhouse.

Our farm assistant, Ruth, found us some color-changing stage lighting that enhanced the discotheque experience. Our friends, Laurel, Darin and Pat co-hosted the party, so they took over the food and music. Darin created an awesome dance track! We also had an open stage set, including a parody "Stayin Alive in Minnesota" song and Darin's  soliloquy from Shakespeare's Richard III reading, "Now is the winter of our discontent"
We invited guests to contribute their spent trees for a Burning of the Christmas Trees.
What a beautiful night--and so much fun! 
My camera was not working that night, so a huge thanks to Ruth for supplying most of these photos and the video clips.

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Stayin' Alive in Minnesota (lyrics by R. Nelson)


Well you can tell by the way I blow this snow
It's a great big drift and it's got to go.
Hands are cold, and my woman's warm. We get to together
In a big snowstorm.
And if our pipes start to freeze
We will burn our Christmas trees.
We will try to understand
The windchill factor's effect on man
 
Maybe you’re a skater and you have a radiator
You're stayin' alive, stayin' alive
When the ice is breakin' and everybody shakin'
And we're stayin' alive, stayin' alive
Ah, ha, ha, ha, stayin' alive, stayin' alive
Ah, ha, ha, ha, stayin' alive.
 
Well now the temp is low and the moon is high
If I wear my parka I might get by.
Cleats of steel on my sorrel boots
I'm a dancin' man and I just can't lose.
You know it's all right. It's OK.
But I'd rather be in San Jose.
We will try to understand
The windchill factor's effect on man
 
Maybe you’re a skater and you have a radiator
You're stayin' alive, stayin' alive
When the ice is breakin' and everybody shakin'
And we're stayin' alive, stayin' alive
Ah, ha, ha, ha, stayin' alive, stayin' alive
Ah, ha, ha, ha, stayin' alive.
 
I built this snowman. Somebody help me
Somebody help me with the head
I built this snowman, somebody help me with the head
Stayin' alive.
 
Well you can tell by the way I blow this snow
It's a great big drift and it's got to go.
Hands are cold, and my woman's warm. We get to together
In a big snowstorm.
And if our pipes start to freeze
We will burn our Christmas trees.
We will try to understand
The windchill factor's effect on man
 



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