Pop! goes the weekend at 16th annual History Uncorked party
Kendall Woods, Dion Harris, Jenece Upton and Ashleigh Gibson dance to the music during the History Uncorked: Poptastic! party at the Sen. John Heinz History Center in the Strip. February 21, 2014.
Photo by John Altdorfer
A crowd of 1,200 unleashed themselves into the hands of the Senator John Heinz History Center on Feb. 21, a crush of bold meeting beautiful for a party that began to peak during the after-hours.
And so it goes that the 16th annual History Uncorked endeared itself to a mixed bag of first-timers and repeat offenders, with chairs Nathan Boxx andMegan Chicone-Boxx leading the charge. In a nod to the Poptastic! theme — in honor of the current Burton Morris exhibit — flashes of vibrant hues triumphed as the new black.
“Well, they said a pop of color,” said Krista Calabrese of her towering, pink suede stilettos.
With each level buzzing with energy, it was the fifth-floor “nightclub” that had the most pull. Battling with an apparent case of self-consciousness, a large mass remained on the fringe of the dance floor with only a few intrepid explorers letting their hair down. The progression, explained the history center's Brady Smith, was all a matter of timing.
“Just wait until the 9 o'clock threshold,” he laughed.
Kate Benz is the social columnist for Trib Total Media and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org, 412-380-8515, or via Twitter @KateBenzTRIB.
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