Tonight was the high school’s Winter Formal Ball. We were chaperones. I thought it was odd that the address on the tickets was an intersection rather than the name of a restaurant or hotel. Once we found the building it was lovely, although oddly spare, with beautiful landscaping.
We had seen many of these buildings around town, particularly in the up and coming parts of the city where there were many new buildings going up. Usually these buildings come complete with a nice sized parking lot and an enormous billboard.
They are sales buildings – flashy, quickly built, and bulldozed as soon as all the units in the new condo building are sold. One near us was built in less than a month.
This building is due to be demolished tomorrow.
What a great place for a dinner dance for a small school! No worries about spills on the carpet. Just enough space for the dinner tables and dance floor. With a bonus of nice grounds to stroll and a splashing fountain and reflecting pool.
For the record, Taiwan teenager party dresses are very short and the heels are extremely high. The music is the same. So is the tight clump of teens in the center of the dance floor. Some things don’t change.