“This definitely bigger than the cover of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band but do we have any music to go along with it?”
“I’m going home. There is someone here wearing the same outfit as me.”
I’m not certain what I’m looking at – it looks like a bunch of clowns under a circus tent.
People! People! Please take your seats! The theater can not start until you all get off of the stage and take your seats.
I think I see Jack Nicholson down in the front!
On the 40th anniversary of “Phantom of the Opera” on Broadway, everyone who had ever been in the production reunited to perform “Masquerade.”
These are a few of the buyers of the limited numbered edition Christmas urn from QVC.
I arrived for the Fancy Dress Ball / in the most clever costume of all. / Not a one could compare / with what I chose to wear. / (You’d agree if I weren’t so small.) /// When we posed, on that magical night, / for the painter, I sought the best light. / I am bathed in it’s glow / in the 33rd row. / I’m the 98th one from the right.
“Where is Waldo” the early years.
Get the paddles out!
When it came to "reading a room/ Perigal was a humaan “Zoom”/ not a soul was aggrieved/ at the likeness achieved/ and some even still visit his tomb. /// He complied with a royal directive/ and he toiled at the proper perspective/ He depicted the horde/-both shareholders and board/ though not without Scottish invective.
From a painterly point of view/ Mankind is merely a zoo/ from the artist’s perspective/ we all are defective/..though he may favor one or two..
Isn’t everyone supposed to hide before yelling “Surprise!” ?
View from the stage Woodstock 1828
the bill for all these models would’ve been horrific, but computer graphics saved the day…
I’d be bored painting all those figures…sheesh!
Claimants for the throne. Ye Olde Scotland’s version of America’s next Idol.
Where is there a parking lot that can hide that many horses and carriages? The street was so full he almost didn’t get there.
“You’re all probably wondering why I asked you all here”
The Class of ’28 prided itself on its individuality and cultural diversity.
Reunion of the full cast of New Adventures of Queen Victoria.
“Oh, wow! If the Fire Marshall could see us now!”
The “super-spreader” event/ was a hit- almost everyone went./ Now “intubation”/ is sweeping the nation/ and it’s slightly too late to repent.
" Alright, on the count of three, everybody SMILE … one … two … "
Unfortunately for Arthurs’ play, there were more actors than audience.
Photo taken of the unsuspecting crowd-scene actors just moments before the chandelier crashing scene in The Phantom Of The Opera.
Your local CoViD testing center, four weeks from today.
ALRIGHT! Who just cut one?
When the King tells me to pack the hall with people, I really pack ’em in.
Well… it will either not be a real surprise, or Doug will have a heart attack
A Fancy Dress Ball, Manchester:
has info and links that point to more info about this huge painting, along with a short Description (References has more).
Again, a larger strip image is shown by (⌘- or Ctrl-) clicking the image at
I have added a comment there (awaiting Mr. Melcher’s OK) pointing to the artist info I used to point to here. This is a different caption repeat of the only work by this artist used here.
has the first time it was used (my comment there points to the same artist info that the blog entry will/does).
A party with just a few of my closest friends.
Unfortunately, Jerome decided this was the time to test out whether or not it was legal to yell, “FIRE” in a crowded ballroom.
The worst case of cut-n-paste by an English artist using an iPhone.
Manchester England England / Across the Atlantic Sea / And I’m at A Fancy Dress Ball / I believe in fraud / But they won’t applaud / For me.
Arthur Perigal the Elder
I’ll be he got elder in the time it took to paint that.
The next day, HR had 83 new cases of “people being too handsy”.
“All right, what’s so important you couldn’t just send everyone an e-mail?”
Pandemic protocols for social distancing had devastated Arthur Perigal the Elder’s plan to paint “ A Fancy Dress Ball.” Then someone suggested the perfect solution — 400 life-size cardboard cutouts.