On Saturday, June 13, 2015, the Boulder Airport is taking a trip back in time by hosting the 1940’s WWII Era Ball. This USO-style event will transport two-thousand plus guests back to the 1940’s through music, costumes, a pin-up girl contest, food, drinks, and dancing. In its seventh year, this annual sell-out event raises money for the Wounded Warriors Project, the Spirit of Flight Center Colorado, and the Audie Murphy Museum.
The Ball takes place in in an airplane hangar at the Boulder Airport that has been transformed to an earlier day and age. Vegas impersonators, WWII re-enactors, authentic WWII era military aircraft, classic cars, and ball-goers dressed in period clothes make one feel like they have stepped back in time. With musical entertainment reminiscent of the era, swing dancers will heat up the dance floor under a canopy of movie set lights while cigarette girls hand out rations. The evening’s entertainment also a pin-up girl contest, Blue Stocking Burly Q, swing dance lessons, Singles Taxi Dancing, and a dance contest.
Musical guests for the evening include the Hot Tomatoes Dance Orchestra, Joe Smith and the Spicy Pickles, and William and the Romantics. Professional impersonators will perform musical acts from Frank Sinatra and the Andrews’ Sisters, as well as a Bob Hope comedic act. Several local swing dancing clubs will be on-hand to show guests the proper moves, while Vegas impersonators including Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Betty Grable, and Winston Churchill mingle among the crowd.
The event begins at 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 13 and will run through 1 a.m. the next morning. Tickets can be purchased at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/