Thursday, June 22, 2006

Summer Solstice and Other Excuses for Getting Naked

Yesterday was the summer solstice - the longest day of the year (in the Northern Hemisphere). Other than complaining about it being unbearably hot, I didn't really recognize or participate in any solstice celebrations.

Fremont, CA (East Bay, between Oakland and San Jose), it seems, celebrated the solstice a week early with a parade and bike ride. But not just any old parade and bike ride. According to the photographic evidence (WARNING: R-Rated link!), the folks in Fremont like to get naked and cover themselves in paint before parading around.

I'm not really sure what naked body painting has to do with the summer solstice, but it looks like they all had fun and got to let it all hang out on a very hot day. Can't argue with the logic behind that. Maybe next year I'll even join 'em!

Link from Stryder Looking Glass.

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