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Saturday, November 19, 2011

A blast from the Past.

I missed Frock on Friday...
A. Everything I wanted to wear needed mending
B. I was lazy
C. No proper underthings for the frocks that didn't need mended

So I thought I would share a few pictures of myself
from the 70's.

Yes...that is a sword I'm balancing on my head. This was at "Kapona" in Harrisburg. Kapona is a river front festival with boat races, games, arts, fireworks and just a giant street fair. The word Kapona is a Susquehannock Indian word meaning "Sparkling Water". The name of our river is, of course, the Susquehanna River. The sword dance was my signature dance.

The most common dance that most people wanted to see was called a "Cabaret" dance. This is what you've seen on Television or in restaurants. That's a black wig I'm wearing. I'm pretty sure I still have it.

And without the wig

Look how skinny I am girls!

I was rockin' the turban way before it became cool.

I made all these costumes

and finally, what would a blast from the past be without some big curly hair!

Dig it!


Vix said...

Tomye! What a babe you were. I'd love to travel back in time and plunder your wardrobe, you look like a hippy goddess. x

Helga! said...

Squee!These pix are TREASURES! Love that you made your own costumes!I love a good sword dance...I did bellydancing for a while,but wasn't terribly good at it!LOVE to watch it,though!
I knew Vix would wet herself over these pix!!Ha!You sexy bint,you!XXX

Hope Adela Pasztor said...

HOLY SHIT, TOMYE!!! These pictures are GORGEOUS!!! It is so cool to see all of your amazing bellydancing look like silver screen 1940's seductress Maria Montez. Wow! I'm definitely inspired! =)