Sunday, April 27, 2008

Eeyore has a happy day



What a great Saturday! There was rain the night before, but beautiful (although a little bit muggy) weather for Eeyore's Birthday Party. We love this event. It's very non-corporate and homegrown. The beer and food is all local (good beer!!). There is some live music but the main focus of it is "bring your own". Wear a costume, or something really festive. Make it weird. Make it creative. Bring a drum, noisemaker, of just something to bang on. It can be a cowbell, tambourine, pots & pans, sticks, trash can, even a propane tank. The drum circle (and the party) goes from 11AM to sundown, and you can stay in the drum circle for hours without realizing it. There is something in our human DNA that makes community drumming and/or dancing seem like a good thing to do.

I posted a bunch of pics here: [view album], really cute dogs, children, and even a cat, all in costumes, a really enthusiastic photographer going all out for the best shots, a few women in painted-on shirts, a photo of us (the Blueberrys), and lots of "get yer hippie-pagan-heathen-bacchanalian-faery-nymph on", but still remaining a great kid's event. A few samples below:





I also took some video of the drum circle:


...and here's a link to more of a Fairy Princess version of that.

Link:
Eeyore's Birthday Party website

4 comments:

enigma4ever said...

omg...this is great ...I live in the wrong place...I would totally love an Eeyore party...how wonderful....and why aren't there more....

( we dressed up our bassatt one year for a bassatt bash as Eeyore- it was a costume that she did not even have to raise her head....)

thanks for sharing the great pics....

Mando Mama said...

Amen, enigma! How is an Eeyore Party even possible?! If I painted something on my body as part of a Twins Days parade float, I'd probably be in jail the rest of my life (and most of Twinsburg would be in therapy).

Blueberry said...

I am pretty modest myself. Those paint jobs do look better on someone 30 years younger. Actually, female toplessness is not illegal here, although there are some rules here and there... not sure what they are. I've seen it at Barton Springs pool and Eeyore's and just walking down the street (and there's a clothing-opt spot at the lake) but I don't guess you can walk into City Hall like that.

Nava said...

Time to move to Austin, I think.