Look! Twinsies! I met with the other revelers on the platform at the Second Avenue stop on the F train just after 3, and plenty of people were already dancing. There was a mix of people dressed to the nines in their vintage best and people in things a little more casual because they were dancing like crazy. I worked up a bit of a sweat myself on the platform before the train pulled up 45 minutes later.
|A wreath and ribbons! How festive|
I tried to do a little digging to find out which of these lovely ladies was the winner; turns out, this contest went on for 30 years and the ads and photos are on display at the NY Transit Museum until March 25 of next year.
The bands rode with us, of course. On the way to Queens I enjoyed the Hot Sardines who played lovely standards and on the way back, I got Nick Palumbo and the Flipped Fedoras playing rockabilly. I stayed to dance with them a bit more after the ride was over. Love how they switched from Chuck Berry to "Sway with Me".
If you missed the train ride this year, I definitely recommend you mark your calendars and watch for it next year.