Celebrating the Fourth in swinging star-spangled style
It was a star-spangled spectacular at the Empire Hotel's rooftop Sunday night as the Dances of Vice crew joined forces with The Champagne Riot, The Salon and Wit's End for a rabble-rousing retro bash. The Founding Fathers would have been proud of The Minsky Sisters' tap-dancing move, and the scintillating burlesque of Perle Noire and Jezebel Express would have made more than a few blush.
Gelber & Manning and the Star Spangled Orchestra, and rockabilly ballads, boogies and blues by SIT & Die Co kept the party in the Independence Day mood with vintage patriotic melodies. Yankee Doodle cocktails by mixologist Fredo Ceraso from Loungerati, and the dapper MC duties of Mr. Dandy Wellington kept the crowd lubricated and entertained. Happy birthday, USA!