Yesterday was Steam on Queen at the Gladstone Hotel in Toronto. Despite the hangovers, we had a pretty good time! We did some shopping, and some socialising, and watched the most incredible dancers we have seen in quite some time!
The flamenco dancer was incredible. She can move her feet so quickly, you can’t even see them move! I aplogise I can’t find her name at the moment, I will edit her in when I find it. She was lovely.
The belly dance troupe was simply spectacular! Beautiful women all, and such movement…They were called Dragonfly Belly Dance. Really, if you ever have opportunity to see them, I highly recommend the show, just beautiful.
I was familiar with a few of the merchants, but some were new to me like Reflections Vintage & Antiques (links to Facebook group), she has a great collection of vintage clothes for Steampunk attire, as well as “costume” Steampunk items. She also has fantastic prices on corsets and cinches! I’ll be saving up my nickels for sure and making a trip back to Toronto to see her.
I also quite liked the Mental Floss Sideshow, they had an interesting array of snakeoils, and other scary…dodgy…erm…she called them “cure-alls”…
Of course the familiar Spencer’s Merchantile as always never disappoints, the “Little Rum Set” quite struck those of us with a hangover as just a tad hurtful 😉
I’d like to thank Canadian Steam Productions for putting on such a wonderful event! I can’t wait for the summer Steam on Queen now!
I will attempt to get some photos to put up here that some of our members may have taken, I regret that I do not have a camera.
A reminder of upcoming events here in Durham, our Welcome Springtime Luncheon at Trinity Irish Pub in Whitby on Sunday April 13, at 12:30. Please email me at email@example.com if you’d like to join us, or would like some additional information. There’s lots of room!
We also will have a fan information table at the Victorian Market Bizzaar Bazzar on Saturday April 19th, from 9am to 5pm. Come and introduce yourself, we’d love to meet you. As an old strange friend of mine used to say, strangers are what friends are made of. Don’t forget to click the links over to the left to be notified of any updates, or Join Us on Facebook if you’re so inclined.