Friday, October 17, 2008

Osceola, WI Parade



It is that time of the year for the "Two Guys" blog. You will remember that Neil and I have been making fools of ourselves at one parade per summer for a few years now. This year's computer search for the right parade on the right date, etc, yielded Osceola Wisconsin and their Community Fair event on Sept. 7.

The tradition is that we travel to the event on our motorcycles with the banner packed along. This year, because of complications of the impending birth of Baby Jack, Neil and I had to attend on one bike and Wendy and Kathy trailing along in a car............


....having a banner in a parade is a time-worn tradition. The best looking people in an organization (who can't march right or play an instrument, or both at the same time) are selected to carry a banner with an important message about the organization. Then the crowd at the parade know exactly what the organization is and what it stands for.........



....here we have two such fine individuals. And what they proudly stand for..............



....we have a well-choreographed precision dance routine that involves rotating the banner in a full spin at every man-hole cover. Yes, our function in the parade revolves around the sewer...........


....this year we had a spectacular "wardrobe malfunction" when the banner pole broke during a high velocity spin. The repair was hampered by the lack of beer at this parade............



....here is our devoted support staff, trying to explain to these gentlemen who we are and that we are registered to be in the parade and the number of hours we have left in our "community service" (kidding).......



....here we are passing another unit because they were going to slow and made lewd comments about our dancing. Note this year's exciting addition to our routine: Wendy made us T-shirts that mark which side we should stand on.......


....see how the T-shirts are always correct no matter where we are. Wendy figured that part out. Notice, wherever we go, the police are there?Probably to protect and serve us............


....one of those morons in the red shirts is running for county treasurer and, with this picture, reduced her chances to zero. The other girls are Las Vegas Show Girls who travel with us to each parade.........


....we ran into this guy with a black standard poodle and a pink cowboy hat. He wanted to audition. He did not get the job. He did not look funny enough to be a "Guy"..........



....Tough luck. He took it pretty well. Some people think you can be a "Guy" if you are little weird. No. You need to be really weird..........



....at the end of the parade, we retrace the route, usually back to a tavern. Many people thanks us for the laughs. It is amazing how funny a little silliness can be. We ride home and start planning next year's parade.....

Happy Birthday Judy!
Uncle Hans

2 comments:

saucersrus said...

I have a picture from past years of this event hanging on the wall in my crafting office. It's been very popular and enjoyed by all my crafty ladies :)

Barb said...

Well done GUYS!!! Another successful parade year.