6.04.2012

Ithaca Festival: Parade Time!

This weekend was Ithaca Festival which commemorates the weekend after Cornell graduation. The majority of the students leave for the summer and the locals take to the streets in droves to celebrate their departure until Fall (and our glorious town!)

It's always kicked off by a parade on Thursday eve... this year's was extra fun because my derby girl was skating with the Junior League, and Ithaca's knitters had a float of their own!  Want to see?

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The knitter's float had live Jazz and a trailer with sheep, cause that's how they roll!
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Mandatory Ginormous Knitting Needles!
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Knitting makes you happy, right?
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Strangey, our fearless leader!
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The Frida Kahlo Appreciation Society, where one can get a unibrow free of charge!
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The GunShow, Ithaca's fledgingling Men's Roller Derby team  (yes, they are "pulling" a volvo... this is Ithaca!)
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Aw, my derby girl.....
I missed pics of the EPIC Volvo ballet and a crew of steamy men revving their chainsaws to Aretha Franklin's Chain of Fools... guess I'll have to save those to share with you next year!

3 comments:

  1. wow that looks like so much fun! love the derby girl!

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  2. Gooo Grim! That is a wonderful picture of Bella.

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  3. So that's what goes on after the students leave! CU BS'87

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