As many of you know, I like to get dressed up and go out. While I am perfectly comfortable eating pizza and drinking Yuengling in my Jeans for Ellie's First Birthday (at Carin's last night), I also like to don the tux, grab a flute of bubbly and escort the lovely GF to a formal ball. One of the best every year is Hair o' The Dog.
I've been a few times over the years and will make a return this year on Saturday night, January 12, 2008 at the Hyatt Regency Penn's Landing. Headlining the event will be my favorite local band and my good friends, Mr. Greengenes. Something tells me Bryen will skip the tux.
It's a cool even, usually with good food and plenty to drink. In the past ladies rooms have been an issue, but i have been assured that the organizers have this one under control this year at the Hyatt. The crowd is wide-ranging from young hotties to The Guv. In my (ahem) mid-30s, I am solidly in the heart of the age range. It's black tie for the guys and the ladies come SERIOUSLY dressed up.
I won't say it's cheap. At $125 a head, it's at the top end of prices for Philly charity events, but it's worth it. The event benefits PAWS - The Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society this year.
I'd recommend you get your tickets early, especially if you are thinking about the VIP section option. I've waited in the past and been disappointed. Let me know if you are going, or what the other hot dates for the winter ball season are. I'll see you there!