On the last night of LeakyCon, there was a ball. People wore a variety of clothing, from Prom dresses to Harry Potter costumes to Muggle wear. My family was a good representation of the whole spectrum. I wore my Professor Trelawney costume but didn’t frizz my hair out, so I was just a random witch and not Professor Trelawney. My sister wore the dress she wore to my cousin’s wedding. My brother wore a dress shirt, not tucked into his pants, and a too small tie tied losely around his neck. The light saber just completed the outfit. He then told my dad that that was what he wanted to wear to his graduation party. That idea was shot down. My dad wore what he had worn that day, regular Muggle clothes.
The Ball was DJ’d by a few of the Wizard Rockers including the DeGeorge brothers, Matt Maggiacomo (of the Whomping Willows), and Alex Carpenter. I had only heard of a few of the songs due to the fact that I mostly listen to country music. There was also a distinct lack of Wizard Rock, which I thought was odd.
My friends and I were the first on the dance floor. We formed a huge circle and just started randomly dancing. Soon others joined us, but we had started it. One of my friends then dubbed us the Circle of Win, which was shortened to CoW and now we are the CoW.
The biggest excitement of the evening was when Melissa Anelli picked the winner of the complete set of autographed Harry Potter books. A girl named Annette, who was dressed up as Bellatrix Lestrange, won. Everyone started screaming and congratulating her, which really showed how awesome the Harry Potter fandom really is. Instead of grumbling about how jealous we were (which we were), we were excited for her. Melissa jokingly said she was a bit reluctant to hand the books over to Bellatrix, which was funny.
Throughout the evening, a good portion of the Wizard Rockers got drunk and started partying even harder. Although I am happy to report that my friends and I partied just as hard without getting drunk. I was able to dance with a lot of people including Paul DeGeorge, Alex Carpenter, Melissa Anelli, and Sue Upton.
While I was dancing with Melissa and Sue, my sister fulfilled a dare that one of her friends had given her before she left for LeakyCon. This girl unfortunately could not come, but she dared my sister that she would not be able to steal Alex Carpenter’s hat. Alex was wearing a white tux complete with top hat at the ball. My sister told him about the dare and then she chased him around the room. He took my brother’s lightsaber to defend himself, but it didn’t work. When I went over to find them, my sister was wearing the hat and Alex was flipping her off. It was epic.
We also got a picture of all three of us with the PotterCast quartet, along with two of our friends, which was really nice.
Other highlights of the evening included when Paul DeGeorge danced to the Combination Pizza Hut Taco Bell song in the middle of the CoW and I got the entire thing on video.
Then Melissa and Alex danced to Total Eclipse of the Heart, which I believe I got on video, but haven’t uploaded it to Youtube yet. I’ll do that soon.
After that, Paul DeGeorge and Hank Green (brother of author John Green, vlogbrothers, and Nerdfighters) started wrestling and my sister got some pictures of them and it looked quite wrong. Hank asked us the next day not to post them online.
This was also the evening when I dropped my camera and lost one of the rechargeable batteries. I have not acquired any batteries since. Rechargeables are expensive and there aren’t any AAs in my house.
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