Hello all, it's Kay here, back in Alberta after a month away, and I've decided to go 'way outside my comfort zone with this challenge for Real Toads.
I don't know about you...I love parades with pipe bands, brass bands, flowery floats, and dignitaries riding in restored 1950s convertibles, but I do not like clowns.
Many people seem to have emotional reactions to clowns, and many (most?) of those reactions can be negative.
I had to sit on my folding cane/chair under a tree on the Barcelona Rambla for 45 minutes last month while my husband took photos of a long, long, seemingly endless amateur parade, which I couldn't watch. I don't like to see people, particularly children, dressed up to look like pinatas. (Nor can I get the the n with a ~ above it.)
|The little drummer boys and girls were cute,|
I admit, but that's about it.
There were no pipe bands or brass bands. There were drum bands—adults playing drums, children playing drums, a few accompanied by some kind of woodwind instrument, but usually just drums. And some of the drums were homemade. Many might think it cute. I had to cover my ears.
Photos by Richard Schear
No length restrictions, no style to follow, just write about the way you feel on the subject and, okay, bring in the clowns.
|Barcelona, Spain, February, 2013|