SPARKcon 2009 transformed Raleigh into an amazingly cool place to be on a weekend in September.
SPARKcon is a grassroots event celebrating the creativity in our area –Â the “creative hub of the south.”Â And if you think Raleigh can’t possibly live up to such a weighty description, you obviously missed SPARKcon this year.Â For four days, Downtown Raleigh was spilling over with proof of this creativity.Â Music, art, dance, ideas, film, poetry…….
….fashion.Â Did I mention fashion?Â The fashion show on the stage in the middle of Fayetteville Street had to be a turning point for our fair city.Â The loud, thumping beat, the large, appreciative crowd, the models whose hair and makeup wereÂ closer to “Night of the Living Dead” than “Night in Raleigh, N.C.,” plus the designs being showcased had me murmuring that famous line about Toto and not being in Kansas anymore! Raleigh has graduated to the big time.
That’s Life in Raleigh…a big, happening city.