What can I say? it’s spring in Austin! Well, it’s spring by calendar date but the thermometer in central Texas doesn’t synch up very well…it’s freakin hot already and has been. But hey, there’s a thousand costumed people drinking and dancing to drums in Pease Park. So get colorful, turn on and come help celebrate the little emo donkey’s birthday.
Is it a pagan ritual? Is it Mardis Gras? What is this flamboyant, sexy vibe thing happening in the park? Why are all these people in costumes dancing around drum circles? It looks like a dang hippy party! What’s that?, oh, it is a hippy party.
There’s always several drum circles and scantly clad or nude girls dancing about. Most are dressed or painted as forest nymphs. These must be the characters that have the best chance of cheering up Eeyore! Without them, the energy wouldn’t make it to the level that makes this celebration so unique. Continue reading Eeyore’s Birthday Party 2012→
Another great party for the little emo donkey. Every year, on the last Saturday of April, the Friends of the Forest gather in Pease Park. It’s a giant costume party with fun games in the open field area, and drum circles under the hillside tree canopy. It’s a tradition that began years ago, but has become like many of Austin’s festivals…crowded and off the hook!