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Nico ([personal profile] vilakins) wrote2016-11-22 06:32 pm

Victorian Festival - Sunday Fete

This Roman me icon has given me ideas for next year which will include that wig and necklace and should be cooler. The striped jacket I wore was far too hot in the sun.

Sunday was the fete held in the Victorian Precinct which was closed off to cars. I only spent three hours there in the afternoon so I missed a lot of the street entertainment - check out these excellent photos on Facebook to see more than I did (plus more parade photos).

I can offer Morris dancers for [personal profile] watervole, acrobats, and Queen Victoria with a difference.

First up, me as a hypochondriac in a boat - cross-dresser #1

My friend Ayla

Spectators at the stone sawing

Competitors had to saw through blocks of Oamaru stone (a limestone), what our Victorian buildings - and my house - are made of

Women competitors

The explorer, cross-dresser #2, did well but didn't win.

The queen and duke. She's so familiar - I know her from somewhere but it totally escapes me.

And now we come to a magnificent Queen Victoria, cross-dresser #3

Morris dancers

Steampunk Morris dancers

A nice family shot

The Twisty Twinz...

... who did acrobatics on stilts

and managed to fold themselves into that box

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[personal profile] pebblerocker 2016-11-22 08:09 am (UTC)(link)
Must have been an amazing event! I can't believe two people fitted into that box, goodness.
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[personal profile] pebblerocker 2016-11-23 04:51 am (UTC)(link)
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[personal profile] gwendraith 2016-11-22 10:54 am (UTC)(link)
Great pictures again, what fun (and the facebook page). I love the Queen Victoria cross dresser and the family group is rather sweet :) A marvellous festival to have.
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[personal profile] watervole 2016-11-22 05:54 pm (UTC)(link)
Great pics. You have the Nor'West Arch morris dancers (who dance Border and North West). First time I've seen a Border side in straw hats. If they'd been in England, I'd have guessed Cotswold (some Cotswold side have tatter jackets, though not many).

No idea who the steampunk side are, unless they dressed up specially for the day.

Impressed by the stone cutters!
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[personal profile] watervole 2016-11-23 02:59 pm (UTC)(link)
Are you implying that the other teams danced to recorded music!

Speaking with my folk festival hat on - I'd NEVER invite a morris side that used recorded music.
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[personal profile] watervole 2016-11-24 04:27 pm (UTC)(link)
Fascinating! I love the way they've combined the name of their dance style with a local feature.

[identity profile] 2016-11-22 12:10 pm (UTC)(link)
Such fun! Queen Victoria didn't look amused ;0)

[identity profile] 2016-11-22 05:05 pm (UTC)(link)
Possibly because she had to drink her tea out of a thermos cap.

[identity profile] 2016-11-30 09:56 pm (UTC)(link)