Saturday, April 28, 2007

Scene Report

Is it Halloween?

Nope. Maybe Mardi Gras?

Uh-uh. Kite Day?

Wrong again.. it's Olympia's psychedelic animal parade, the Procession of the Species. As a cynical teenager I wrote off the annual festivity as 'too hippie', what with all the drumming and facepainting.. but now I realize it's so genius! It's like the whole town, including the children, took a giant hit of lsd and got in touch with their spirit guides. This year there was an entire marching band of polar bears! What's not to like?

Next year, I am taking the plunge and making something. A giant paper mache banana slug maybe?