Monday, August 13, 2012

Red Dress Run 2012

Well, another year and another red dress.  I actually borrowed this one from my girlfriend's mom.  Is that weird?  Probably, but it hardly matters.  You're parading around the streets of New Orleans in a dress... with 10,000 other men.  You got your gays, straights, body builders, priests, tourists, people who have traveled from all over the country, men of every background and ethnicity.   It's really turned into a hell of an event, if that's what you want to call it.  I mean, it does have a purpose if you're one of the 14 people who actually runs it.  The other 9,986 just want to wear a red dress and drink.  People use it as just another excuse to out dress and compete with complete strangers.  Some people are wearing some pretty elaborate stuff.  That's ultimately why I love the place so much, it's about the characters.  

Anyway, you'll see.  Enjoy the pics.  

Tell Me Baby by Red Hot Chili Peppers on Grooveshark

Time for a gym membership.

Brothers Ball.

Loading up the rolling keg.  Best idea ever.

It's real.

Hey kids, don't try to jump over a six foot fire pit that's been roastin' a pig for 12 hours.  

The coolest lighter ever?  Yes.

Poor little girl...gonna be very confused.

He didn't move for at least 10 minutes.  Never said a word.  I don't think he even blinked.  Dazed and confused.   

This turned out to be all the craze.  Beer Dragons.  

Very entertained...

...and highly skeptical.   

Loading up for more beer dragon.

Here it comes...

Forehead to chin...

Lot of ink out here...

Serious dedication. 

Didn't quite fit in...

Saw these chaps and remember taking their picture last year.  They drive in every year from Virgina (?) to partake in the chaos...very cool people.

The greatest tattoo in the history of tattoos. 

The last picture I took before my camera fell to the floor, breaking my lens.  Luckily it was my cheapest 50mm and it was going to be my next upgrade anyway.  It's pretty fascinating to see the construction of even the cheapest lens.  I'll take pictures.

Kinda cool, right?  This will now be my 'fine art' lens.

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