2008 May Day Parade

The annual Mayday Parade, sponsored by In The Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre, is a long-time Minneapolis tradition. This year, weather was terrific and all the roadwork was finished. The theme is based on the collapse of the I-35W Bridge, just a few miles from the parade site, which happened between last year's parade and this.
I took a bunch of pictures before and during the parade, some of the celebration/picnic at Powderhorn Park.

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All pictures taken by Baron Dave except the ones he's in. Corrections encouraged. Return to Dave Romm's Portal.

Pictures are in semi-chronological order. Best to go from one large picture to the next, to see all the sequences and follow the flow from the gathering crowd to the parade to the activities at the park to the MN-STF picnic.


Mayday 2008 A | Mayday 2008 B
Mayday 2007 | Mayday 2006 | May Day 2005

May Day 2008 : 1-85 | 86-163

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John at Powderhorn
 
Canoeing in the lake
 
Puppet Camps
 
Curly Fries
 
Reserving a spot
 
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Street vendors
 
Family waiting
 
Bicycles 1
 
Police and Parade Marshall
 
Bicycles 2
 
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Bicycles 3
 
Bicycles 4
 
Beat Shack 1
 
"You can't park here!" 2
 
Mounted Police
 
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Expectant Marcher
 
A New Bridge
 
Infrastructure for the Future Beings
 
Accordions
 
Kick 1
 
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Kick 2
 
Carrot On A Stick
 
Bridge of Debt
 
The Rat Race
 
Culture of Consumerism
 
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Culture of Consumerism
 
Culture of Consumerism
 
Beloved Engine 1
 
Beloved Engine 2
 
Tree In Ash 1
 
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Mourners 2
 
Mourners 3
 
Mourners 4
 
Blood for Oil
 
A Change of Heart
 
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A New Heart Beats
 
Rise Up 1
 
Rise Up 2
 
Anishinabe
 
Seeds for Tomorrow 1
 
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Seeds for Tomorrow 2
 
Seeds for Tomorrow 3
 
Seeds for Tomorrow 4
 
Seeds for Tomorrow 5
 
Seeds for Tomorrow 6
 
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Seeds for Tomorrow 7
 
Now!
 
Drums
 
Stilts 1
 
Stilts 2
 
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Rainbow
 
Parade
 
Swallows Live In Communities
 
Recycling
 
"What Can I Do Now?"
 
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Slums 1
 
Slums 2
 
The Unlimited 1
 
The Unlimited 2
 
The Unlimited 3
 
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Bear 1
 
Bear 2
 
Swallows 1
 
Swallows 2
 
Swallows 3
 
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Energy-Efficient Bulb
 
Poor People's Rights
 
Globe
 
Musicians
 
Scooters
 
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Tasty
 
Ride on Shoulders
 
Twin Cities Carifest 1
 
Twin Cities Carifest 2
 
Baha Rock 1
 
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Baha Rock 2
 
iPod
 
But Think Ahead
 
Horned Animals
 
Unicorn
 
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Band
 
Horse 1
 
Horse 2
 
Green
 
Head
 
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