Baltimore held its annual Artscape festival this weekend. The fun included a flying rhino, men loitering in tutu’s, women in roller skates on the flying trapeze, a mechanical chicken, crocheted portable toilets, art cars, oversized portions of extremely unhealthy food choices, a giant banana car, the Weinermobile, and even an opportunity to scribble a little graffiti (can you guess which is mine?) .
My daughter picked up a poster for her study area. Her mother approves of the lyrical message.
SmartFood gave out free bags of chips and popcorn. When we got to the table, they were temporarily out of stock. The angry / hungry crowd swelled, but we waited. . . because her sweetheart says free food tastes better.
Tensions grew in the sweltering, popcornless heat. Eventually boxes were delivered. But it was a harrowing five-minute wait that I shall never forget. Until Thursday. I am sure he appreciates the sacrifice we didn’t actually make in the potential Snack Riot of 2012 to get him some free chips and popcorn, because that’s the way he is.
One of my favorite parts is the festival-goers themselves. Undeniably one of the best people-watching events of the season.
If some pictures appear small, click your refresh button and they should appear in full size. I don’t know why that is. Mercury is retrograde.
Ojo de Dios!
It takes a tough man to ride a mechanical chicken.
When rhinos fly. . . .
“I got no words.” — The man standing beside me when I took this shot.
A marriage of marketing icons. (The “Natty Boh” (National Bohemian beer) guy and the Utz (potato chip) girl).
This car burns incense (except in Oregon and New Jersey).
Words of wisdom (lots of them).
Extreme hood ornaments.
Ants were a big theme. I do not know why.
“What’s up?” (One of his alleged phrases)
“That looks like the (stuff)!” — Woman who asked about the cheesy bacon chips.
One quasi-hippie + one magic marker = one bad pun.
My graffitti close up.
The crowd admires my graffiti.
$1 to see the giant man-eating chicken. Or is that giant man eating chicken? I didn’t spend the $1 to find out.
For Sarge and Lorna, but mostly Sarge.
. . . and you thought that last picture was “awwwww” . . .
Motivational advice for law school.
It’s not over ’til you’ve seen the roller-skating trapeze act.