It was quite something, as usual.
For those who don't know - every year St. John's College challenges the Naval Academy from across the street to pretty much the only sport that they can beat them at: croquet. This year the Johnnies won 5-0. But the sport is not really the point for most of us.
The event draws current students, alums from both schools and townies, this year over 2000 of them, to the Great Lawn at St. John's for an all day picnic with some croquet on the side. There is swing dancing, a Navy band, champagne, cigars and usually a first sunburn of the year. The dresscode is something like "Great Gatsby, seersucker, bowties, feathered hairpieces, and hats."
Johnnie Boy vs. NavyBoy Style
Johnny vs. Navy Couples Style Sonora couldn't get enough dancing.
The Johnnies change outfits every year and it's a huge secret until the moment they walk out that door.
I'm not sure what these guys are called - "croquet caddies"? They stand around, one for each member of the navy croquet team, holding beer while the players take shots.
A pretty face and Mr. Franz... Johnnie alums.
Lucky Middie. Happy Middies.
Nathan - mathemetician and gentleman hipster.