Not Dead Yet
Wow! What can I say? We had an AMAZING party- a big hand to the Someday Lounge for hosting the procession and alter build. Sara Jurgensen painted faces, Jacob Mooney brought a troop of stilt walkers who left small candles in tribute along our route, Alenka Loesch and her partner performed a silent puppet dance.
The Lions did not disappoint and led us right through the heart of Portland with drums and whistles- there’s nothing like 25 samba players and a procession of skeletons to stop traffic and get folks to gawk out of windows. The bar looked great, we all settled in with Mexican hot chocolate and watched a couple great Dia de Los Muertos animated films, one by Jim Keeshen Productions which is making it’s round on the festival circuit.
Perhaps, the most delightful aspect, was having a bunch of folks show up, who we didn’t know. They brought their kids, they came in make-up and they danced with us in the street- not bad for a Thursday night- I hope we see them again next year. It seemed a shame to pack up all the great decorations when the party was over… next installment- Our livingroom make-over, a.k.a “Casa del Muertos”.