18 Mar

3 Reasons You’re Possessed About possessed

Tuesday, March, 18, 2014

It happens only once per year. A time when Calgary loosens up a bit, takes the tie off and puts the funk on. A time when the adult kids come out to play, have a ball, and do some… well, grooving to the music.

Yes, it’s time for possessed!

But what’s all the fuss about? What is it about possessed we all love and look forward to each year? Well actually, it’s not that hard to point it out!

Getting Your Funk On

Probably one of the best parts of possessed is witnessing a few of Calgary’s top brass bare the gold jumpers, afros, a little bit of bling and a lot of funky fun. Be sure to think long and hard about what you’re going to wear. Ok, maybe not that long! Possessed is a great time for Calgarians to let loose and add a little funk into the wardrobe. So much fun!

Groovin To the Music

We know what you’re thinking: you just can’t help but imagine the intoxicating sounds of our funktastic, funk-eriffic bands Meta-Mofo and Superband, filling your soul and bringing to life your inner dancer. Don’t worry – it happens to the best of us. Best thing to do is just let it go and groove, groove, groove on to the sweet vibes.

Supporting A Cultural Staple

What better reason to get your funk-on than for the benefit of supporting DJD. DJD was founded in 1984 to reignite the traditional values of jazz dance by some of Calgary’s hardest working artists – Vicki Adams Willis, Michele Moss and Hannah Stilwell. They grew DJD from the small “dance troupe that could” to what it is today, performing over 50 original pieces, touring the globe and seeing hundreds of students, teachers and professional performers dance on the DJD floors.

Additional ways to support DJD include buying group tickets, upgrading to a high top table or VIP pods, and bidding on tempting auction items. Come on! We know you want to.

So what makes you possessed for possessed? The funky fashion? The thrill of the dancing? Supporting the arts? We’d love to hear it!

Early bird tickets to possessed run until March 21 and start at only $90. Yet, even the regular ticket price at $110 is a steal of a deal for this night of fun.

Win the ultimate VIP package to possessed!



Meta-mofo from jim brenan on Vimeo.



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