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SFMA @ Birmingham for the Beheading of Marie Antoinette*

April 21 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Saturday 4/21/18. Play at a super cool European style festival complete with food, drink, and a beheading*! (*No real heads will be harmed in the making of this event I am promised)

Muster 1:  Travel with friends. We’re arranging a bus.  Details TBD.
Muster 2: 12:30pm,
Step Off:  1pm, Continental Bakery Chez Lulu
Costume:  Europe and Spring (Bread, wine, farmer’s market, fruits, flowers, berets, kilts, lederhosen, etc)
Broom: TBD
Incorrigibles: Welcome, just know we’ll be up to our antics on the bus

Chances are we’ll be fed and in the company of like-minded whimsical creative adults.

The festival hours are 9am-3, but the parade starts at 1pm (could be switched to 2pm if more convenient for you guys). The parade rounds out the rite of spring, which involves a farcical beheading of Marie Antoinette, who is announced as a stand in for all the terrible happenings of the last year. We declare her guilty and thru a funny drama, she is transformed into the may queen.  The band can play any music they enjoy, tho we sing a springalingadingdong song set to the tune of chatty chatty bang bang as we set forth with the newly crowned may queen’s head on a bier…which we would love for the band to play.
Other than that, we like to have a little dance celebration at the end of the parade route, around the maypole, and ask the band to play for that little bit of revelry.
So it ends up being a short parade (about 10 minute), and at the end a little “concert” lasting about another 20-30 min or so.


April 21
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Continental Bakery Chez Lulu
1909 Cahaba Rd.
Mountain Brook, AL 35223 United States