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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Bee
 
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
 
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Totem 1
 
Totem 2
 
Marchers
 
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Butterflies 1
 
Butterflies 2
 
David Wilford
 
Andew Bertke
 
Bruce Schneier
 
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Butterflies 3
 
Band
 
Butterfly 4
 
The End of the Parade"
 
Free Speech Begins
 
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Orlando
 
Parade
 
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Working the Crowd
 
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End the War 2
 
Hare Krishna
 
Bird
 
Fallout Arts Initiative
 
Joe Agee
 
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Fish
 
Totem
 
Guys in Trees
 
Mycelium
 
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
 
Fiona
 
Joe and Andrew
 
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The Watcher
 
Thorin Tatge
 
A Tarot Reading
 

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