triboriginalWe’re back at the lovely Triboriginal belly dance retreat, hidden away in the autumnal NC mountains. We came here last year for the 1st time and learned so much about the belly dance world. It’s good to see familiar faces and meet new friends.

Onca, queen and founder of the event, calls Tribo “Cozy community on an epic scale”. It’s a perfect description.

Last night we set up our booth. Inventory is a bit thin since we’ve been so busy with Halloween orders. This is our busiest fall ever, coming on the heels of our busiest summer!

There was a variety show showcasing the non belly dance talents of some lovely ladies (and a few special gents). Hosted by a pair of hilarious Cabaret OverLords, Sidetracked, it included slam poetry, kid tricks, sea chanties in german and italian, many bad jokes, and some beautiful traditonal indian dance by Jaylee.

The weather was WNC perfection with fall colors all around. Overall a great 1st day. Friday and Saturday night there will be performances that are open to the public and well worth the trip.