Yesterday as I’m leaving work I hear a brass band. I look around, and sure enough there’s a bunch of stiltwalkers from Bread and Puppet theatre walking through the square followed by a 20+ piece brass band. It was fantastic! Better yet was that they were parading through the square on their way to Cambridge Common for a free puppet circus.
The show was great fun – highly political/leftist – the puppets warned us about fracking, capitalism, war, vermont yankee, lockheed-martin… It was wonderful to see a huge, receptive crowd on the common for a message that would have been controversial in most of the country.
At the end they served bread and aioli (which was good, ’cause I was starving!)