On Saturday, I had the pleasure of being at Ms. Dawn Hampton's 82nd birthday celebration at Club 412. The party featured everything that is quenticentially Dawn: funky swing music by one of her favorite musicians Wycliffe Gordon, delicious soul food, and a crowd of dancers having a great time. As always, the highlight of the night was watching Dawn dance to "Splanky" with her favorite partner John Dokes.
Here's a very dark video of Dawn receiving her birthday cake (along with Wycliffe and Dawn's friend Tinora, who also celebrated birthdays there.) That was one tasty cake!