I've been blogging recently about festivals in Montreal, and how I really have a practical issue with going to those. I seem to be on the right path.
After an afternoon of patrolling the green heap in the middle of Montreal, I had set out to go out for drinks with an old friend, probably the nuttiest friend I had.
Oblivious to Montreal life, we were supposed to have so girl talk over a pitcher of Sangrila at the Saint-Sulpice, the haven of all UQAM students.
Little did I know that Just for laughs had started, and completely taken over the Quartier Latin. (That's how we call the area of downtown that surrounds UQAM university).
Event the lamp posts were transformed into buffoon hats, and the streets were invaded by street entertainers
Well anyway, I made it to Saint-Sulpice through the waves of funkiness that were surrounding me, and found my friend. Cynthia, be it impatience or boredom, had ordered a huge pitcher of sangria. I could have had one glass happily, but needless to say, we both shared the whole thing and were quite loopy by the end of the pitcher.
So we gave in to the surrounding funkiness and got some tatoos (don't worry mum, it's temporary !) How d'you like my climbing panther ?
Right, is a moving statue. This girl was really graceful. The concept of the moving statue is that you can only move if the spectators put some change in the pot. I've seen some acts where there was barely anyone. They probably had cramps by the end of the day.
The four chicks on the right were doing a surreal act about the race to beauty, make-up, fashion, and plastic surgery.
These were my favorite act: Michel for the Netherlands and Zora from Denmark. Their physical prowess was very impressive. One of their acts actually involves Zora getting inside of a balloon ! That was really something.
Another cool attraction was a public karaoke : it involved a restricted selection of uncool (dare I say out?) songs and the brave (crazy) members of the public could go up there and sing (not recommended for sensitive ears).
Well, that's it for today !
ON ON !