I am slightly overwhelmed by the gajillions and gajillions of images I shot this weekend during the Catalina Swing Dance Festival! For those of you who are unfamiliar with this place, it is an island off the coast of LA—it takes about an hour and a half by ferry to get out there. The population of Avalon, its main city, is about 3000. There’s something about it that’s very riviera. It’s a pretty magical little place, and the Casino Ballroom (not a casino as we know it, but derived from the original meaning of the Italian word casino, “meeting place”) is the world’s largest circular ballroom. We were dancing in the same magical place that the greats of big band jazz performed in. Pretty rad. Okay, super-duper-ultra-rad.
I just grabbed a handful of goodies to share with you all, but there is lots and lots and lots more to come (for all you festival attendees, check in on the Facebook Group page this evening for a best-of!). Delight, delight, delight. My feet hurt!