Sunday, January 02, 2011

New Years Eve Concert at the SF Symphony 1: Masquerade



The San Francisco Symphony's annual New Years Eve celebration was billed as a masquerade ball this year, which was an interesting place to take my 17-year-old niece Kyle (above) who had never visited San Francisco before.



She lives in the country near the small Central California town of Arroyo Grande with anti-urban parents, and the time seemed ripe for her city uncle (above) to expose her to possibilities in the wider world.



The Symphony was providing masks for all attendees...



...but the best ones were brought from home.



Though apprehensive that the crowd would be exclusively elderly, Anglo, and hetero...



...the partygoers were a blessedly mixed bag...



...and the Symphony staff couldn't have been more festive and welcoming.



Best of all, Kyle had bought her first adult dress...



...and she looked great, with strangers complimenting her left and right.



She turned out to be the perfect date.

2 comments:

Matty Boy said...

As a hetero male of a certain age (a.k.a. dirty old man), I must concur that Kyle is absolutely adorable.

But it should not be ignored that her uncle cleans up pretty nice his own bad self.

AphotoAday said...

How you going to keep 'em down on the farm after they see gay Paris?