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Sixteen tonnes of fun

July 19, 2012

It's been an action-packed spring/summer for the Trolleys, and even with the Winnipeg Folk Fest now in our rearview mirrors, things are still only just getting started.

Flaming Trolleys in the Art City Parade 2012, photo by MZS Photography

The above is a photo of some of our new costumes in the Art City Parade (photo by MZS Photography). Folk Fest also marked the first time we brought the Elephant for a trip to the festival ground, surrounded by the very same flock of Trolley-birds shown above. We played in front of thousands of folkies in the Saturday after-main stage show and took Pope's Hill by storm (not to mention getting the whole campground into quite the frenzy of dance in our daily campground parade).

Uptown gave us the following shout out in their Folk Fest review:

"Special props also go to Winnipeg’s always weird and wonderful Flaming Trolleys marching band, which showed up on Sunday afternoon for the children’s parade in full costume with acrobats and a life-sized, human-powered elephant in tow."

This weekend, we're heading out to the Brandon Folk Music & Art Festival for more good times, including some family-oriented parading. From there, we have a quick recovery (during which you can catch a handful of the Trolleys in the Kuravolution Fringe play) before hitting the highways all the way to Wells, BC for the ArtsWells Festival, followed by Shambhala and hopefully with a little stop at some hot springs on the way between the two, then back to Winnipeg in time for Chalk 4 Peace.

We're incredibly excited to be spreading the Trolley love all the way to BC again this summer, so make sure you come out and join us when we're in your area! And finally, here's a little bonus video from folkfest to leave y'all with:

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