Saturday, 1 November 2008

Pewsey Carnival

Pewsey Carnival 2008 - Somewhat more subdued than in previous years as the thought police have finally taken control. No alcohol in the procession? WTF?? I'm sure people have been getting drunk and going out in procession for generations. It's got that feel of a big blowout after harvest, a chance for everyone to go mad with relief at the end of September after working themselves into the ground 18 hours a day getting the crops in, to lose their grip, dress up and drink reindeer urine or something, to cop off with that someone you haven't been brave enough to speak to all summer, and generally have a party. Only now the fuel for all the fun, incendiary booze, has been removed from the equation by the local powers-that-be, the police force and the insurers, in the hope of removing all possibility of injury and of restoring the carnival to the mythical status of "family-friendly" event. And suddenly the magic all but disappears. Or at least the edge. 

Oh well, here's some pictures.....

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pcso on the prowl for illicit booze

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and some more.... 

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