We went to the SF Ballet’s gala last night which was splendiferous. The people-watching was like no other. Or at least for me since I don’t often mingle with high society. Ball gowns, tuxes, bow ties, and glitter. So fun seeing all these old people dolled up. When I say ‘old,’ I mean really old. They were so cute decked out in their diamond necklaces and high heels. Major bling!
My attendance at the gala hasn’t been consistent. Probably the last time I went was 2-3 years ago. This time, waiters were going around passing out champagne. That’s new to me. Plus the hall was more packed than I’ve ever seen it. Seeing all the limos and Lincoln town cars afterwards was a trip.
The gala is the show to attend. It’s like watching the full season compressed into two hours. We saw 10 vignettes. 6 dances in the first half, intermission, then 4 in the second half.
The SF Ballet is world-class. The breadth of dances performed–from classical to modern–was phenomenal. It’s must see SF arts & culture.