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Fiesta Major parade

Post by chiefdanfox » Wed Feb 27, 2008 1:30 pm

Anybody want to help create a Catalunya style "Fiesta Major" parade with large, often ugly paper mache heads mounted on poles? In Spain they usually have a king and queen, and maybe the patron saint of the town, then a whole bunch of other heads. Is there an existing parade that this could be bolted onto?

The participants make a fabric tunic held by a cross bar at the figures "shoulders" and walk around under the tunic "body", bobbing the head, dancing to the marching band. The heads are 8-12 high. In Catalunya, they also tend to have these "devils" who run around in burlap hoodies and tops hats, showering folks with sparks from pitchfork mounted fireworks. (This would be perfect for "Burning Man", but not allowed, alas...)

Does BRC have a patron saint? Hmmm...

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Post by bburrito » Wed Feb 27, 2008 2:50 pm

That is an excellent idea and I know exactly what you are talking about. I would be interested in doing something like that.

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Post by chiefdanfox » Wed Feb 27, 2008 4:44 pm

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Post by lonestoner916 » Thu Mar 13, 2008 4:57 am

This is a good idea, it would go nicely with "Burning Band" they have a parade that could use some dressing up I think. I'd love to be a part of it, but I'm afraid I have too much on my proverbial plate to help on this one. Best of luck to you though! :D
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Post by BitterDan » Thu Mar 13, 2008 11:18 am

Does BRC have a patron saint? Hmmm...
Yes, it's Larry Harvey. I can just imagine the huge brimmed hat now. :D
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Post by chiefdanfox » Thu Mar 13, 2008 1:38 pm

I think everyone would think it is the Quaker Oats guy.

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Post by BitterDan » Thu Mar 13, 2008 2:22 pm

You mean it's not?
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