Y’all are lucky I’m having trouble downloading photos after the weekend I had! I met friends, Joe and Steve, down at the Farmer’s Market on Saturday morning. We made our way around the square looking for the fabled, yet elusive, frozen cheesecake on a stick vendor. No luck, it’s still a dream, People.
We then ambled down State street to stake out our spot for the parade. Saturday was Bike Nekked in Public Day. My bike had a flat (darn it!) but about 50 hardy souls hopped on their cycles in various stages of undress and rode 8 miles through the city. Nudity doesn’t bother me at all. The logistics of bike seats and all of the chaffing make me a bit queasy, but the parade was awesome! Saw two girls from Knit Night at The Ear. One had green hair with a flower wreath, pasties, a tutu, and a smile. The other one had a teeny-weeny hand knit bikini on. They were having a blast and so was everyone watching them. Folks were cheering them on.
There were about 10 folks completely clothe-less on the way up State Street, but they got arrested somewhere on the square and weren’t with the group when they came back down. The word on the street is that the police told them that anyone with their ‘naughty bits’ exposed would be arrested. The fine was almost $500 bucks. I love that the authorities led and followed the parade with squad cars but didn’t arrest anyone until halfway through the route. The news hardly mentioned it only to say that 10 arrests were made for disorderly conduct, making it sound like there was a problem. The 10 were the ones mentioned above. There was no problem. Madison is a pretty progressive city. How does that quote go? Madison is 85 square miles surrounded by reality?
Anyway, I loved it and it was in keeping with my usual... unusual weekend shenanigans and another thing to mark off my ‘Now I’ve Seen It All’ list. My friends seemed a little disappointed. I believe the quote was “How come there’s never anyone you WANT to see naked?”
What did YOU do this weekend?