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Author Topic: Virginia City Steamtrain Excursion weekend and Dance!  (Read 1239 times)
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« on: March 30, 2011, 01:22:56 am »

This is a steampunk weekend vacation worth traveling for.  On Saturday September 17, 2011 you have the opportunity to board a recently restored 1914 Pullman car behind a live steam locomotive with dozens of fellow steampunks and historical costumers for a 3 hour (round trip) excursion to the authentic wild west town of Virginia City, Nevada (USA).  This was a very successful and enjoyable event last year, and will be better, bigger and longer this year.  Saturday evening will include music and dancing in the historic Piper's Opera house. 

A joint venture of the Sacramento Steampunk Society, The Great Basin Costume Society, High Desert Steam (and others) this promises to be a dream weekend vacation for Steampunks and historical costumers.

http://tinyurl.com/steamtrain9-17-2011
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« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2011, 02:45:35 am »

Join us for a September weekend Steampunk invasion of Virginia City, a live steam train excursion, music and dancing.  This will be the weekend of the VC community yard sale (antiques!).  We expect the weather to be pleasant.  This event was successfully pioneered in 2010 and this year's event will be bigger, better and even more fun!  We are scheduling a full weekend itinerary that you can pick and choose from.  This is a joint venture of the Sacramento Steampunk Society, The Great Basin Costume Society, and High Desert Steam (and perhaps others).

We have the deposit down for Pipers, and we are negotiating with Vagabond Opera to provide waltzes and polkas for historical dancing (dance lessions included in the evening at Piper's $20) AND a foot stomping, steampunk, bohemian, burlesque super-fun concert later in the evening.

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« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2011, 10:08:29 pm »

Not only will we ride a real steam train and have great fun in VC during the days, but we will have a Victorian Steampunk Ball with dance lessons, dancing, and a Steampunk Concert by Vagabond Opera on Saturday evening. Steampunk vendors are invited to sell their wares during the Ball.

Check out this cool video that Dusty Bacon of High Desert Steam made of the 2010 trip:
Steampunk Steam Train Adventure 2010 DustyCouture.ComDQ


Listen to some of Vagabond Opera's music on their website. They are theatrical and fun onstage! http://vagabondopera.com/albums/

Here is the latest info for the Victorian Steampunk Ball and Concert: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=207343612627589

Buy your advance tickets on-line now with Paypal or a credit card: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=9DY72M6M5R28E
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