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

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Solar Head
Fuel Clock 1
Fuel Clock 2
Be Green
Bee & Eye
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We Are
Butterfly 1
Butterfly 2
Butterfly 3
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Butterfly 4
Lake Street Laydown 1
Lake Street Laydown 2
Lake Street Laydown 3
Lake Street Laydown 4
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Spongebob Squarepants 5
Lake Street Laydown 6
Aaron 7
Kazoo 8
Lake Street Laydown 9
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Lake Street Laydown 10
Lake Street Laydown 11
Spongebob Squarepants
Mushrooms and Mycelia 1
Mushrooms and Mycelia 2
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Mushrooms and Mycelium 3
Mushrooms and Mucelium 4
Totem 1
Totem 2
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Butterflies 1
Butterflies 2
David Wilford
Andew Bertke
Bruce Schneier
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Butterflies 3
Butterfly 4
The End of the Parade"
Free Speech Begins
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Working the Crowd
End the War 1
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End the War 2
Hare Krishna
Fallout Arts Initiative
Joe Agee
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Guys in Trees
Down By The Riverside 1
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Down By The Riverside 2
Down By The Riverside 3
We Are
Painted Faces
Hula Hoops 1
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Hula Hoops 2
Hula Hoope 3
Delia and the Hood 4
Elizabeth Bendtsen
Bruce Schneier
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Flotilla 1
Flotilla 2
Flotilla 3
Geese 4
Flotilla 5
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The Flotilla Arrives 6
May Day Ceremony 7
Laramie and Peg
Joe and Andrew
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The Watcher
Thorin Tatge
A Tarot Reading

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