Bastille Day parade in Soulard

July 17, 2007 at 12:50 am | Posted in Lauren Reid, Matthew Hurst, parade, Photo Essay | 1 Comment

Because we know you’d have our heads if we didn’t, here’s our view of the Bastille Day parade in St. Louis.  We were a bit surprised when the holiday march turned into a public pub crawl, until we remembered we were celebrating a holiday in Soulard.  Not to mention the authenticity exhibited by the King and Queen, whose authentic costumes (sans red converse high tops) accosted the crowd to spontaneous outbursts of “Off with their heads!” in the kind of alcohol fueled aimless furor usually saved for Mardi Gras.  And despite the strong correlation of group drinking and riots, this ordinarily intimidating mob seemed almost mundane considering the inclusion of segway scooters and small children participating in such revolutionary acts.  In that regard, perhaps the holiday is best remembered right here in town.

Link to FlickR photo set of the parade

Extra credit – a much better perspective of the events is available here (c/o SoulNoir).

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