Sunday, March 23, 2014

Marche du Nain Rouge!

Today I was fortunate enough to take part in a piece of Detroit Folklore, dating back to 1701 when a red imp got caned by Antoine Laumet de La Monthe, sieur de Cadillac. The founder of Detroit got the whole settlement cursed, and now you can blame the nain, chase him away, and wonder if Domino's was actually channeling him when they made the Noid.

Anyway, this march was amazing! I had a spot right in front of the Temple Bar, at the last turn of the parade. The Nain and his Dragon led the way, intending to burn Detroit to the ground once he reached the stage on the steps of the Masonic Temple. He didn't succeed, of course, but his speech was excellent. A satire of epic proportions, he told the booing crowd that they'd only make him stronger every time they disliked a neighbor for being different, or acted cruel toward one another. He was then defeated by enforcement of a parking ban, so, there's the top satire of the day. Great time. Here's a link to all of the pictures, with a preview posted below.

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