Okay, here’s a fun one for you. I don’t -I mean that- have the answer to this pop quiz. I was there and it has me stumped. We were walking around the plaza in Brussels; they were having some sort of cultural festival. The Basques, Argentines and Uruguayans were easy to pick out. However these guys weren’t speaking Spanish and I have absolutely no idea what these costumes signify. Since we don’t speak Flemish or French, we had a failure to communicate. By the way, it was my job to learn French for this trip. I had “learn French” on my to do list for the Thursday before we left but I obviously didn’t get around to it that day, hence the communication problems.
I’m tempted to call them celery heads although the headresses are white.
Couldn’t figure out what they were at first but a closer examination revealed those were feathers. Could those be ostrich feathers? They were very dancey. I just don’t get it. Ostrich feathers -those are from Africa, no? I was kind of wondering…I would only imagine the Flemish would distance themselves from their socio political history in South Africa but I guess not? Me, I’d pretend I’d never been there but that’s the only connection I see to those huge feathers and the decidedly European symbology appliqued front and back, even a stripe on the CB pants seam.
And the shoes were wooden (the Dutch aren’t the only ones to wear wooden shoes). And then the cow bells, what’s up with that? And lastly, the little basket of oranges? I give up. Your turn.
Today we’re off to Premiere Vision. I’ll fill you in on the details later. I’d meant to post on the TexWorld show from yesterday…