Monday, June 16, 2008

people walking

I went to a parade over the weekend
Quick History Lesson:
The attack on the Gaspee (British armed schooner) by RI patriots in 1772
was the first armed conflict leading to the American Revolution.
The leader of the Gaspee attack was
Abraham Whipple, a founding father of the US Navy.
Of interest is the fact that the musket ball fired by
the Rhode Islander Joseph Bucklin that gravely wounded the captain
of the Gaspee is acknowledged by many to be the cause of the
first firearm-related British casualty of the Revolution

The city of Warwick, Rhode Island commemorates the Gaspée Affair
with Gaspée Days. This festival includes arts and crafts and races,
but the highlight is the Gaspée Days parade
The parade features burning the Gaspée in effigy, a Revolutionary War
battle reenactment, Revolutionary War era fife-and-drum bands,
a marching band dressed as period sailors,
local marching bands, and others.

Here's some pics for ya..

It's the SeaBee! - Learn Something

people walking

more people walking

Fascinating Clip of People Walking One
Fascinating Clip of People Walking Two

On a side note: Youtube made my videos pixelated!!
why the hell is that?

I don't know who these people are
but they're dressed to party...

This dude put on his best wolf t-shirt
for the occasion

I'm still trying to figure out
what giant ants from Philadelphia have to do with
the revolutionary war.. hmmmm

the Shriners are coming for you..
when they find you - they WILL kill you

the end

My weekend was great
how was yours?


SkylersDad said...

Giant ants from Philadelphia playing Bass Sax was the USAs secret weapon!

Anonymous said...

Whoa...youse RI's really get it on wicked over da weekend!

I'm hearing some distant Sousa looking at them "dudes" march

Sans Pantaloons said...

Absolutely brilliant pics! I luvs the pipers!
Looks like a fun day parade was had by all except Lieutenant Dudingston, who had a ball.

The pixelation is an artifact of the standard quality compession algorithm which is best for dial-up. If you watch the video in high quality, the pixelation is much reduced. I thought you knew all this stuff...

Dr Zibbs said...

That dude above not only is a fatty but he's also wearing a wolf shirt? I'd say he's a total loser but look at the trendsetting cut if his jeans. I'm not a major fashion guy but it that European or something? very snazzy.