Monday, April 11, 2016

a foolish weekend

for the past ten years the first weekend in april has been festifools weekend in ann arbor, featuring a sunday "parade" of foolishness featuring large papier mache puppets made by students and the community. i absolutely LOVE this event and have been involved for the past eight years. shortly after the birth of festifools the creators brought us a second event: foolmoon, an evening celebration of foolishness with processionals of glowing luminaries that ends at a giant street dance party. this year both events featured no precipitation to soggy up papier mache puppets and luminaries and the crowds that came out celebrated this fact! i love that these events invite the community to be creative and make whatever they want to bring to the events, whether it's costumes, puppets, dancing, bubbles, or music! i am all about trying to get adults to step into the silly zone. 
photo by ken r. 

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