The pin below reads "2nd Annual Dapper Day", but there have been three events so far. I'm guessing this means the 2nd annual daytime event since the event last September was "An Evening Affair".
The first gathering of the day was The Mark Twain Mixer. Everyone met at the boat dock at 3:00 "for an elegant trip around the Rivers of America on this original attraction from 1955." The waiting area next to the dock quickly filled up with people.
This guest painted her own vintage-style graphics on her bag!
And this attendee made his own vest. Those stripes are individually sewn on!
Here she comes around the bend. By now the entire waiting area was packed.
Ready to set sail!
There were so many people at this event, that they would not all fit onto the Mark Twain. Here we can see the line of people waiting for the next departure. It extended all the way past Lillian Disney's petrified tree.......
.....and down to the Riverbelle Terrace Restaurant.
Here is just a sampling of all the dapper people on board.
There was a pianist on the lower deck of the ship. I had never seen this on the Mark Twain before, but I'm guessing he wasn't just there for Dapper Day.
People were getting into the spirit of the music.
Here's a very dapper couple. The guy behind them thought it was Grad Nite 1977!
A closer look....
Photo by Jennifer Stockert (who is pictured above with her husband, Bruce Stockert.)
Actually, the event's creator states that you can interpret "dapper" however you like...."a period look is as correct as the latest haute couture." And speaking of "period"....how well does this lady's ensemble fit in with the Mark Twain setting!
Here are some very dapper groups. The gentleman second from the right is Ryan Valle, who was kind enough to let me use one of his photos in this post (thank you!).
A dapper Indian village.....
.....and it's dapper village people.
Now we're approaching the dock. There were enough people waiting to fill the Mark Twain to capacity for a second go-around.
All ashore that's going ashore.....
Check back for more Dapper Day photos in Part 2, including the "Dapper Derby" meeting at the Carrousel!
***Post Update*** For Part 2, click here: Dapper Day At Disneyland: Part 2.