Last years 1940s WWII Ball, held in a hangar at the Boulder Airport, was a surprise success. Wed expected 200 people, and 600 turned up, says event organizer Khyentse James. And this year will be twice as big literally. The ball will be held in a bigger hangar, and the theme is a USO-style show with Bob Hope, Frank Sinatra, Judy Garland and the Andrews Sisters. Well have a WWII-era plane flying overhead with some skydivers jumping out with a giant American flag. Itll land, and out will come Bob, Frank and all the stars, James says. Theyre going to run up on stage, and then Bobs going to host a show with singing and dancing.
There will also be a nine-piece band, aerial dancing, a WWII-era tank, a Tango Tango lounge where people can watch WWII videos, and cigarette girls serving hors doeuvre. At the end, well have a costume contest and a balloon drop announcing the end of the war with an actual WWII radio announcement, and a conga line, James adds.
You can also expect an aerial dancer performing on a propeller, as well as wine, champagne and cocktails, a slew of WWII re-enactors in period costume and much more. Tickets to the 7 p.m. gala are $25 in advance, $30 at the door. The Boulder Airport is at 3393 Airport Road in Boulder. Visit www.1940swwiiball.org for more information.
Sat., June 19, 7 p.m., 2010