29 Sep '11, 1pm
Blog updated! Of attending Piers' annual company dinner in Leeds.
I was considerably nervous about attending Piers’ company annual dinner until I saw photos from last year’s dinner. Although declared black tie, an atmosphere of fun can be detected from the photos. There’s a Laurel and Hardy impersonating duo mingling with guests, a Michael Jackson impersonator as the night’s entertainment, and there’s disco dancing. Many women wore simple cocktail dresses instead of formal gowns. So I went to this year’s event thinking I was going to be overdressed. (I had bought my dress before seeing the photos.) I know it’s a bit weddingy. “Is this for your wedding?” my alterations seamstress had asked. “Oh, you look gorgeous. Are you getting married?” the greeters at the dinner event had quipped. “Great! You don’t need to buy a wedding dress anymore!” Piers had said. What, can’t a woman wear a white dress to any occasion apart from her own wedding? T...