post college, when i made the decision to move to my lovely hometown of minneapolis there were a number of things luring back to the city of lakes. Among them: going to shows at First Avenue, seeing plays at The Guthrie, winter & snow (I'm serious), hot humid summer nights (I'm still serious), dinner with my grandparents whenever I wanted, & finally the May Day Parade & ceremonies at Powderhorn Park.
Aaah May Day. In a nutshell it's essentially a day of fesitivities for uber liberal hippy dippies. It's put on by the Heart of The Beast Puppet & Mask Theatre (hotb.org). There's a parade that is peppered with themed floats/groups about everything on the liberal agenda, the environment, anti-war, peace, celebrating families & children..the list goes on. Anyone & any group is welcome to march in the parade as well. At May Day, 2002, esteemed Minnesota Senator Paul Wellstone & his wife, Sheila walked the route shaking hands. There are people on stilts all over & the most amazing puppetry & mask work you'll ever see. Words do not do justice..here are some photos of the day...maybe not. photos are not uploading right now. sorry. stay tuned.