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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


Seriously.
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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)
::blinkblink::
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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). https://www.facebook.com/NorWest-Arch-Morris-Dancers-Christchurch-NZ-157808554382087/

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] zoefruitcake.livejournal.com 2016-11-22 12:10 pm (UTC)(link)
Such fun! Queen Victoria didn't look amused ;0)

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

[identity profile] stevie-carroll.livejournal.com 2016-11-30 09:56 pm (UTC)(link)
Superb!