“A heart that beats an incredible machine made of blood and love and hope and lust and steam”- Sugarland

Last Saturday Mark, Intern Vee and I photographed A Midsummer Night’s STEAM: A Dandies and Darlings Dance. The event was put on by The Artifice Club, a Steampunk Collective.

If you are not sure what Steampunk is…an explanation from the interwebs:

“A sub-genre of speculative fiction, frequently featuring elements of fantasy.  It involves a setting where steam power is widely used—whether in an alternate history such as Victorian era Britain or “Wild West“-era United States, or in a post-apocalyptic time —that incorporates elements of either science fiction or fantasy.”

The event was not just a dance but an array of fun and interesting diversions. There were a variety of demonstrations, a croquet tournament and a Fashion contest that benefitted DREAM Daschund Rescue. The competition for the fashion contest was fierce! I really admire the work that goes in to an intricate costume/outfit.

Of course no dance is complete without amazing music, Lords and Ladies: A Vaudevillian Disc Jockey Extra-Ordinaries and Crystal Bright and the Silver Hands had everyone moving.

Tip: If you see that an event is hosted by The Artifice Club GO!! You will have a splendid time!

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