Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Let the wild rumpus start!

 So last weekend I attended my first Wild Rumpus, which was so much fun. Every year, Athens holds this Mardi Gras-style event, where locals show up in their best costumes and parade down the streets. The parade is named after the lines in the children's storybook "Where the Wild Things Are" and there's even a Max to lead the procession. Stores and bars are open late, and with UGA winning the Florida game, the night was even more raucous. 

I didn't dress up in costume (I wasn't sure what to expect, and it was going to be chilly!) but I did go with my school friends Steph and Matt and we had a fun time watching everyone holler and dance through the streets. I wasn't able to get photos of everything, but some of my favorite costumes included  Suzy and Sam from "Moonrise Kingdom"; a papier-mache Alice Cooper; and a lab skeleton pushing itself in a wheelchair. 

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