We, at the In Good Taste Denver blog, are old souls. We appreciate the sensibilities of earlier times, especially the 1940’s. Clothes were dapper, the music was intelligent and catchy and the dance moves were smooth! Even though we didn’t come along for several decades, this period has always held a special appeal to us. How, then, could we possibly pass up the opportunity to offer a giveaway of 2 tickets to the Ninth Annual 1940’s World War II Era Ball?
Sounds like so much fun, right? You can enter the contest one of two ways:
1. Visit our Facebook page (“like” us while you’re at it) and look for the post about this contest (it’ll be easy to spot). Simply tag the person who you’d like to take to the Ball.
2. If you’d prefer it be a secret (or your feeling non-committal about who you’d bring, we get it. In that case, send us an email with “1940s Ball” in the subjectline and simply give us your name.
The deadline to enter is midnight, June 13. We’ll notify the winner the next day.
The large-scale charity ball and destination event will transport two-thousand plus guests back to the 1940’s through music, costumes, food, drinks, and dancing. The 2017 Ball will benefit The Colorado 10th Mountain Division, The Commemorative Air Force, and Rocky Mountain Honor Flight. The event takes place June 17 at the Boulder Airport. The 1940’s WWII Era Ball kicks off at 4 p.m. with general admission doors opening with a red carpet paparazzi arrival at 5 p.m. Music, food, drink and revelry will continue until 1 a.m. Tickets, photos, costume inspiration, and more information are available online at 1940sball.com.
This year’s highlights:
Glenn Miller Orchestra – With its unique jazz sound, the Glenn Miller Orchestra is considered to be one of the greatest bands of all time. The present Glenn Miller Orchestra was formed in 1956 and has been touring consistently since, playing an average of 300 live dates a year all around the world.
WWII TBM Avenger – The Commemorative Air Force Rocky Mountain Wing will be at the Ball with its WWII TBM Avenger, a historically significant carrier-based aircraft used in both Atlantic and Pacific theaters of WWII, the Korean conflict, and beyond. This is a rare flying museum exhibit that allows Ball-goers to walk on sturdy, safe steps over the wings to view pilot and turret gunner crew stations. The WWII TBM Avenger will be doing a fly over at the event along with the Stearman, the C45 and a few other incredible WWII planes.
Casablanca Film Studio Set – Brand new this year, step-into the Casablanca film studio set complete with 1940’s Hollywood film cameras, large scale Hollywood studio lights, replica props from the movie, and a replica large scale prop plane.
The Satin Dollz – Coming straight from Hollywood to the Ball are The Satin Dollz. These pin-up darlings, a stunning ensemble of singing, tap dancing, and downright charming ladies have enchanted audiences young and old, stateside and overseas, with their blended vocal harmonies, showstopping tap dancing, sparkling charisma and stunning beauty wrapped up in a retro bow.
Are you thinking “what on earth would I wear?” here are some places to go in Denver to dress in 1940’s style!
Get yourself a driver! Use our discount code, IGTD17 to get a $15 credit towards your first three rides with Lyft.