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I love festivals and that sounds like a fun one. Enjoy.


It is fun, Alice-Anne! I hope you come back to see the pictures.

Ron Sullivan

Yow! Thanks for the pointer. I love the costumes -- the heron particularly -- and the bicyclefish.

Might one of those um interpretive costumes be a representative musketaquid? I see this as somehow combining a mosquito and a squid of course. The guy with the thing on his head, maybe.



Sadly, "musketaquid" is a local Native American word meaning "the place where water flows through grasses" or something like that. I believe it was an earlier name for Concord than, uh, Concord. I prefer the idea of mosquito + squid; we sure do have lots of mosquitoes, though not so much squid.

I love the fish bicycle, too. I regret to admit, though, that every time I see it I think of that old T-shirt slogan, "A woman needs a man like a fish needs a bicycle."

This fish needs a bicycle. And a guy to pedal.


What an interesting festival, I would have loved to watch the parade -- and maybe don one of those great costumes and join the fun! And I love the significance of the festival as well.


Hey, bonggamom, you've still got two days to get here! ;)

Or, then, there's always next year.

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