By The Washington Post Staff Writers At first glance, curtain bang looks like an ordinary, everyday American wedding, but for many, it has become something more special.
The event has been celebrated for more than a half century, when the bridesmaids dressed in gowns of varying shades of red, white and blue, and then sang, danced and even performed the traditional “bells and whistles” to mark the beginning of their nuptials.
At its height, it was a tradition that has been passed down through generations of brides and groomers, and the curtain dance itself is now a fixture in some of the country’s most famous restaurants, barbershops and bars.
The tradition, which originated in the 1950s in an all-American town called “Curbstown,” has become a staple in American culture, particularly in the entertainment industry, thanks to its popularity with celebrities and a series of high-profile celebrities, such as actress Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, who attended its 2000 ceremony in Manhattan.
For those of us who grew up with the tradition, it is a time to say goodbye.
For years, the tradition was largely confined to Hollywood, where the performers would take their vows in a variety of styles.
The traditional, colorful, “bell-and-whistle” curtain bang is now one of the most popular traditions in the country, with hundreds of thousands of people participating annually, according to the National Wedding Coalition.
But as the tradition has spread, it’s also gained a reputation for attracting attention from celebrities.
The curtain bang was popularized by actress Meryl Streep, who performed the dance at the 1997 Academy Awards.
She was accompanied by the late Tom Hanks, who is best known for playing the lead role in the 1995 film “Titanic.”
In 2003, former NBA star Shaquille O’Neal was a guest of honor at the event.
He was dressed as an “American Gothic” character, wearing a “bell and whistle” costume.
The actress who performed, actress Gwyneth Paltrow, also wore a traditional gown, with her face hidden behind a veil.
And in 2010, the actress Dolly Parton made a splash when she attended the ceremony at the Lincoln Center.
She wore a red veil and danced the traditional dance, which is performed in the traditional style of “bell bang.”
She was followed by the singer Beyonce, who wore a veil, and also sang “Amazing Grace.”
It was in 2010 that the curtain came crashing down.
In 2013, the event became a worldwide hit.
The event drew thousands of guests, many of them celebrities and entertainers, including Mark Zuckerberg, Kanye West, Kim Kardashian and Cher.
The original curtain bang took place in a hotel ballroom, but today, the bridal party dances at a large stage that is part of a nightclub.
In the 1970s, a different venue, a ballroom at the Hollywood Bowl, was used for the event, and some attendees would wear masks.
The dance has become more popular in the last couple of years, especially with younger people, thanks in part to social media.
The hashtag #CurbBowl is now widely used on Instagram.
While some have taken to social networking to promote the tradition and celebrate it with their friends, others have been taking to Twitter to share their own experiences with the dance.
One tweet from a fan posted on Wednesday said, “When I saw my friend’s parents and grandparents, I knew that this was something I wanted to be a part of.”
The fan, who has chosen not to be identified, wrote, “They were at the ceremony, so I was just hanging out.
It was a big, big show.
I’m not sure if I saw them in person.
I guess they were just a part and then it was the night before the ceremony.
The veil thing is a little hard to explain, but they were all wearing it.”
Another user shared a photo of a bride in a veil at the 2000 ceremony, which they said is the original, traditional “curb bang.”
They added, “It was such a big night and a big day.
It felt like we were all in our wedding dresses and it was just so magical.”
One tweet, written by a woman who identified herself as a “blessed” bride at the “Cabaret for America” event, shared that she and her husband “had an amazing night at the cabaret,” and they were the ones who got married in the event “and I think it was amazing.”
Another woman wrote, “[The original] curtain bang in the hotel was just amazing, the whole experience, and I would do it again, just to be with my friends.”
Other people on Twitter shared their own stories with the ceremony and the tradition.
One user, who goes by the Twitter handle @TheHoo