Saturday, October 06, 2007

Honk!

Last week Fluff, this week Honk! Never a dull moment in the 'Ville.


Honk!
~Festival of Activist Street Bands~
Davis Square, Somerville, MA, October 6th




Emperor Norton's Stationary Marching Band &
The Madcap Rumpus Society (Somerville, MA)



Bread & Puppet Circus Band (Glover, VT)


MarchFourth Marching Band (Portland, OR)



Original Big 7 Social Aid & Pleasure Club (New Orleans)



Rude Mechanical Orchestra (New York City)


Caka!ak Thunder (Greensboro, NC)


Environmental Encroachment (Chicago, IL)


~Best seat in the house~
Activist street bands, or honkers, "mock and discredit the roots of hatred and injustice through the whimsical act of making music together. The result is a spectacle that is radical and subversive without being militant or sanctimonious." ~Honk! website
Radical? Subversive? No wonder it was so much fun.

2 comments:

Sassy Sundry said...

I went to that last year. Very fun. Alas, yesterday I was waiting on a friend and had to miss it. Great photos.

Parlancheq said...

Sassy Sundry: Somehow I missed it entirely last year; don't even remember hearing about it! At least I got in on the fun this time around.