A dedicated review about the happenings in Paris on the day, the Lomo LC-A Photocamera turned 25 years old.
Last Friday the top spot concerning pretty parties was in the – let’s call it “authentic” – PMU/Tabac Le Lutetia – not to be confused with the rather posh Hotel Lutetia. This is a nice bookie in the 10th district, where people usually bet on horses and play foosball in a distinguished ambiance of faded plastic flora. The Lomographic Embassy’s venue of choice when it comes to celebrating the 25th Anniversary of our beloved Lomo LC-A Camera.
Fabien Fabre and his Coquette Choir, alongside with Dick Turner and his Terrible Trombone gave a very very pretty show. Not enough, “Stomp” choreographer Lucy Dixon made a tap-dancing suprise appearance. She tap-danced the living daylights out of the tiles that make the floor of the Lutetia. The floor, the poor floor, suffered a lot under all those dancing feet. DJ Boris Gargarine and Sir Benoit de Villeneuve were responsible for the sound that sounded very good! And the Ambassador hi-jacked the turntables a bit as well. Eyes were molested by a thunderstorm of flashbulbs. The birthday cake even got eaten! Poor chap.
Then there was vodka. Quite some vodka. But it disappeared pretty fast from the scene. But the extremely lovely crew of the Lutetia kept them beverages coming like the kegs had no bottom. All in all it was just the wonderfullest party to attach superlatives to. Watch out for some video footage (very dark!) and more info on the LC-A+ competition over the next days.
A big thank you goes out to the Lomographic Embassy Attachées Julie, Marc and Freddie, to Fabien and his Friends, to all the guests that have made Lomography Paris such a wonderful experience over the last years.
Be prepared for more action over the coming months!