Run, children. Run for your lives!


This is a little slice of Americana, Nordeast Minneapolis style. I'm a sucker for parades and people-watching. Sadly my battery died so this video makes it look like only white people live here. There was some diversity in the parade, but not as much as in the audience. I was very happy to see female Muslim mayoral candidate Farheen Hakeem in the parade - perhaps the subject of a future vlog. Officially though, Lorika and I are delegates supporting the re-election of occasional blogger R.T. Rybak for mayor.

June 22, 2005 at 05:01 AM in LOCAL | Permalink


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Ah...I love marching band drums.

Posted by: Sharyn at Jun 22, 2005 6:22:57 AM

great slice of life. the drums in the background were cool.

Posted by: Dennis at Jun 22, 2005 8:33:24 AM

dem dere's a lot of unicycles!

Posted by: Tim at Jun 22, 2005 6:35:09 PM

it's like I was there!

except when the ice cream cone man walked by I wanted an on-screen graphic to say "DON'T EAT ME!"

Posted by: Jonathan at Jun 24, 2005 12:35:16 PM

I really like how this video is composed with its combination of video clips, stills, zoomings and camera moves. The parade is also great in its variety, with marching bands, artists and "helicopter-cars".

The hints of the forthcoming election is also interesting with you smiling on the video with R. T. Rybak and at the same time giving his opponent credits. A videopost about Farheen Hakeem could be really interesting to watch within this context!

Posted by: Kristian Nilsson at Jun 28, 2005 7:17:40 PM

love marching band drums
so bad ass

Posted by: ryanne at Jul 16, 2005 4:41:00 PM

I would love to participate in a video post for this vlog. Also, I understand your need to want to see R.T. re-elected. But please think about voting for me September 13th. I think we would make a significant impact if I could get on the the ballot and knock out Peter. Just think about it. Thanks.

Posted by: Farheen Hakeem at Jul 21, 2005 1:18:16 PM

Thanks for dropping by Farheen!
I'd love to talk more sometime soon -- perhaps an interview for "Minnesota Stories" which is my new daily videoblog focused on MN.

Posted by: Chuck at Jul 21, 2005 5:20:21 PM