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November 09, 2009

All Souls Procession 2009

Celebrating 20 Years!

Last night was the All Souls Procession in Tucson. This was my fourth year going. It was also the twentieth year for the procession.

It. Was. Pure. Awesome.

I love, love, love this parade. The people. The costumes. The alters. The memorials. The community. Everything about it rocks.

John & Homer

John came with me this year. We had an impromptu photo shoot in Homer's back yard.

Usually Homer & I carry signs about current politics, but this year, I made a sign for Elliott to take.

Memorial I made for Elliott

I saw some friendly, familar faces.

Richard & Hiram
Panchesco & Hiram &mdash Impossibly Cute.

And met some new ones. Meet Jessica.

Jessica!

After I took their picture she asked, "Are you cheap blue guitar?" I don't know why but that always throws me. She was lovely and their costumes were terrific.

1890s Homer
Homer wore this terrific 19th century suit and hat.

I focused more on the people this year. The alters are beautiful and I love the stuff people make, but the people bring such a great energy to this event. People celebrating loved ones who have passed away. Celebrating their community. Celebrating each other. It is truly one of the most beautiful things I experience.

Is this girl not TOTALLY gorgeous!
I'm a sucker for a girl with retro bangs, tattoos and a killer smile.
For his grandfather
He was there for his grandfather.
All Smiles
All smiles.
Lovely Ladies
I took their photo last year too.

There are tons more pictures on Flickr, or you can see them below.

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Comments

That was an awesome time

It looks like you guys had a really great time. George and I are really loosing out on lots of things. I think we should move to a "real" town where there's actual cultural events and traditions and such.

I can't think of anything good to say, so I'll just pretend I'm clicking the "Like" button.

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I love the way Homer's nipples pop out of his tee.

LOVED the pics - really good. Love the tribute to Elliot too. I love your life :)

This is wonderful. Your letter to Elliot brought a lump to my throat!

Your sign for Elliot got me all misty too. Great to meet you, Brian!

The Elliot sign was a very cool idea. And it totally made me cry.

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