And another meetup group event, Dia de los Muertos at the San Jose Museum of Art! Although we did have a good time, this would have been much more fun if 1) we'd actually been able to meet up with more of the members of our group, and 2) the museum was bigger.
Here are those of us who did actually meet up:
Cheryl's got skull-covered leggings, I've in my new sugar skull shirt and shredded pants, and Winter is wearing a skeleton dress and carrying a ribcage purse. Very appropriate outfits, wouldn't you say? ;-)
Here are a couple of lobby sculptures that were created (apparently) just for this event:
We heard from two other people who were coming later, but never met up with them. It was MUCH too crowded to see anyone, and no one but us looked the least bit goth! Winter and I had our black parasols, but it was too crowded to open them, and we were inside the museum, after all.
The museum is fairly small, it was extremely crowded, and a large chunk of the lobby was kept open for the dancing and band performances, so once those started it was difficult to move anywhere. There was a table to decorate your own sugar skull, but the line was a mile long. :-( We did get to see the dancing up close, though, which was good (although they were VERY late getting started). And we didn't have to be in the same room with the mariachi band to hear it!!
If you'd like to see more pics, check out Winter's blog post.