As Jaime Kimpton and Lara Weidenbach laced up their outfits for the first time at ProgPower IV, little did they know, that they would become new friends and help inspire a sensational and key part of an already stellar festival.
Since then the Corset Night has grown in size and scope as the women of PPUSA enthusiastically participate in a night that is playfully kinky, supportive and empowering. A mix of vibe that is part ren fair, part fetish/goth, part cos play; the Corset Night has a lot of flavors and a wide variety of expression. Corset materials, styles and historical references all play a part in shaping the look and feel of the yearly gathering which is highly anticipated by participants and observers alike.
At the beginning, the now classic shot of all the ladies gathering around promoter Glenn Harveston was taken by a fellow attendee, just above the stairwell, but as the numbers grew everyone moved to the garage and professional event photographer (Allen Ross Thomas) began taking these memorable images.
One of the most unique and certainly most enjoyable aspects of ProgPower USA is Corset Night. What started as a serendipitous and unplanned fashion statement by a handful of bold women has grown into an communal event that attracts almost as much attention and enthusiasm as many of the top bands on the roster. Whether you are a festival veteran or a new attendee, please join us and be a part in our annual Corset Night event!