Who doesn’t love a parade? The folks in Bridgeview (Surrey, BC) that who.
Ya see… once upon a time, me and some of my finest friends played in a “drum and bugle corps” – no it’s not like a marching band, marching bands are for dorks, drum corps is for musicians :-)
Anyway, in a sorta-political quest to gain favour to build a new bingo hall in Bridgeview, we did a parade in that section of Surrey, also known as “Turf City” at the foot of the dangerously sloppy Pattulo bridge.
People were not on the street and actually came out of their houses to yell at us for waking them up. But that wasn’t near the pain that I felt from trying to carry that marimba with the sh!tty harness and march in step with my bow-legged, duck-footed legs.
Noteworthy in the snapshot is my pal Brad and our two instructors Bill and Rob. Those guys seem to enjoy us giving them tons of shit which we were fantastic at. And they taught us a ton about drumming, travelling and life. More to say about those topics but the road and tour were better suited for me than hauling instrument through a crappy neighbourhood.
Not high points for consistency or accuracy, but we didn’t need that as we dominated and won the trophy which still sits proudly at someone’s house.
note: brother Anders not available apparently
Keen observers will notice this is not authorized uniform, or a prescribed salute, nevertheless, as a former full-patch Cub and Chief Scout award recipient, i figure i can do whatever I choose – Regulations be danged i say!
Note: this was at photo booth at Craig and Lien’s wedding at a fancy Chinese resto after i had just conducted/MC’ed a 4 hour festival of frivolity in Japanese. The suit is a thrift store beauty.
Me: Costume plans will likely result in changes in appearance lasting beyond festive period – gotta commit to make art-ish – mimic your heroes
RT @johnbiehler ~ @uncleweed really gets into character..including shaving his head in homage to Hunter S. Thompson
Me: With festive night of costuming over, i’m now just a dude with some seriously weird looking male pattern baldness – was worth the funtimes
Bonus with Miss 604
Halloween was indeed epic at the Morgue – Thanks to host @cognesto + @johnbiehler @staciebee @miss604 @johnbollwitt + more for camaraderie
an uncleweed costume is a great idea @ColleenCoplick i could sell kits w/ goofy hat, obscure literature, well-used pipe & sensible shoes