Pacific Northwest Irish Dance Championships (Bellevue, WA - March 8-10, 2002)
Ah, my very first feis. After an incredibly long drive in icy, March weather (that caused us to hydroplane a majority of the trip), the weekend turned out to be quite beneficial. After winning two three firsts and a third in figures, then winning a first and two seconds in solos, I knew that I wanted to continue competing, which is exactly what I did.
The hotel. I have an attachment to this hotel, which I have competed in twice for this feis.
Freshly-curled hair, freshly braced teeth, freshly out of the car after a seven hour drive.
Venturing into the actual competition.
Bekah and Alex's 2-Hand Reel.
Me and Devon, mid-2-Hand Reel. We won!
Me, Alex and Victoria dancing our 3-Hand Reel.
This is feis life. Hurry up and wait.
I used to adore this photo--it was the first almost-leap I had ever been captured doing. Notice Pat King in the background!
Results. I'm 536. The only reason this is here with our faces actually exposed is because we did well.