The Reunion 2000 party was held on Fri., July 28th and Sat., July 29th at the luxurious Wyndham Emerald Plaza Hotel located in the heart of downtown San Diego. As FSHS alumni arrived at the hotel, small groups of excited friends began to form in the hotel lobby. Festivities began with a cocktail party on Friday at 7:00pm in the Wyndham's Diamond Room which opens up onto a balcony overlooking the bay and city, making it a fabulous setting to get reacquainted with old friends. Smiles and laughter quickly filled the room as we began to recognize each other and share stories of our past and present lives.
Daylight hours on Saturday were reserved for sightseeing! Many gathered to start the day with coffee at Starbuck's, then split up into small groups to see the sights. Wildcats were spotted shopping at Horton Plaza, walking along the beaches of Coronado Island, crossing the border into Tijuana, walking at Sea Port Village and Old Town, and feeding the animals at the San Diego Zoo. The weather was perfect and we all enjoyed a funfilled day!
Saturday evening's events began with "happy hour" on the balcony, followed by a delicious dinner in the company of good friends. After dinner, our host and hostess made a few announcements and recognitions. The class of '75 had the most in attendance with 15 present, followed by the class of '74 with 14 present. All the classes represented were photographed, then it was off to the Topaz Room for dancing to the beat of our own, Joe Lawing's band, Hired Guns! Their seventies music took us back to the Afsouth Teen Club!!! This was most definitely the party of the century! Our only regret is for those of you who could not make it for one reason or another.
Once again, we would like to thank the spouses who attended. You were great and seemed to fit in so well! We hope you enjoyed yourselves almost as much as we did!
May photographs are beginnning to circulate the net and as soon as I have time I will post some on this site. A video is being professionaly edited and will be made available soon. I will keep you posted via email. Please be patient -- these things take time!
Other Wildcat web sites:
Dan Conlon's Page
Scott White's Page
San Diego Party Animals!
San Diego Reunion 2000 Photos