My friend Marcy and I were Air Raid Wardens. A lot of people knew who we were and complimented us and took tons of photos. It was fun. I even got to re-visit the Air Raid Warden office they have at the battery.
The Air Raid was a blast. The Fort MacArthur Museum was taken back to the 40s with many displays, civilians and soldiers. It was so much fun walking around and seeing all the people.
Because of the rain, the band played in the battery, which is the main part of the museum. There were three dance floors and they were all packed.
The storm tunnel that connected both sides of battery.
I ran into tons of vintage friends. A lot of the pictures were taken with other people's cameras, so when they filter in to me, I'll amend this post and put them up.
Then the sirens sounded and we appeared to be under attack!!
They gathered all the civilians into a save location and the soldiers got to their positions.
Whew! It was alright. False alarm.
As the night was drawing to a close, I snapped some more photos of the displays of tents and soldiers. There were even a few huddled arounf a barrel on fire for warmth. I didn't get a pic of that, too dark but cool looking.
It was a real good time and I had a blast. It was cold and spots of rain so I kept my jacket on the whole time. I didn't even change into a skirt later like I planned. But the portable restrooms were large enough, so now I know for next time.
My friend Marcy took these.
Here I am with Lauren from Wearing History and her friend (I am so sorry I forgot your name!).
Check them out!