Friday, October 19, 2012

May Day Parade 2012

Erin and I and our dog Tucker made it to Minneapolis for the 2012 May Day parade and pageant held in Powderhorn Park.  We enjoyed both and also spent time with friends afterwards enjoying the beautiful spring day.  Erin brought her camera along and took many photos and I thought it would be nice to share them here. 

First, here's Tucker waiting for the start of the parade proving that you can have a big nose and still look handsome.  He was a very good dog and handled all the commotion well.

Here's the start of the parade, heading south down Bloomington Avenue at 31st Street.

The pipeline of oil snaking down the street included a pitch for plastics, and there was the counter-culture equivalent of  Reddy Kilowatt dancing along the side trying to look for a socket to plug into.

Some busy beavers with power tools also came by.  Our friend David Emerson was playing with a pickup band across the street also, thanks to power supplied from the now sadly gone Walker Community Church building.

The beginning of the pageant, featuring brightly colored pantomime horses representing the four cardinal directions (N,S,E,W), led by Clyde Bellacourt in the yellow shirt.

Bowing to the North.  For pantomime horses, they were quite moving to watch as they gracefully paid their respects.

Waiting for the Sun.  I'm leaving out a lot of other players here for the sake of keeping this from going on and on, but I'm hoping to have the photos up in a gallery once I get one organized.

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