At the last minute I scored a free ticket to a local event that I always heard was cool, but had never actually experienced myself, the Big Hair Ball. It’s a fashion show, where wildly huge themed hairstyles are the stars. It’s sponsored by the Des Moines Art Center, so a lot of the artist community — hairstylists, makeup artists, fashion designers, etc. — comes together to make it happen.
The lighting caused some of my photos to blur, but I thought it actually looked kind of cool.
The show also featured something I never thought I would say existed, Des Moines’ burlesque group, St. Vitus and the Taxi Dancers.
I have to say it was a little weird seeing people I’ve interviewed on much different topics dance around in their bras, but what the hell. It was a great show.