Apr. 25th, 2014

hsifeng: (Landsknecht)
... and wanted to let y'all know that they were rocking this look LONG before you were even born.

Let's be clear - there is nothing truly "new" under the sun. In the medieval era they dressed up like Romans for holidays, and I am sure the Romans dressed up like someone else too.

But damn, Ulm Festzug 1898 looks like it was one HELL of a party!

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They clearly got the "laying around on the ground like a pimp while the ladies serve you wine" memo...
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HEY! How did Stephen Jacobson get in this shot (second standing from the left is a *dead ringer* for him)?!?
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"Look ma! A parade!"
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And guess what... this wasn't even the *first year* of this event. Nope. Observe the 1877 program booklet kiddies!

1877 Festzug Ulm booklet
1877 Festzug Ulm booklet - inside

And Ulm wasn't the only city to hold them!

Erfurt Festzug 1902

PS: It looks like they are still throwin' this shindig, even today... :D

PPS: And that 'jousting' they host at the end of the parade. Yeah. Not on horses.

Yes, that is a dude in a dress. Get over it. Apparently it is a 'thing' at these events. They are JOUSTING IN BOATS for goodness sake...
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