Frozen Dead Guy Daze

2005

Diary of the Iceman!

The Festival got off to a rousing start with the Dipping of the Ice........

 

 

Then the runners took it down the Dark hiways and Byways of Nederland's suburbs....

 

Until, finally, they arrived at the Roundabout, where the Opening Ceremony was about to beginThat's Grandpa, in the blue cube.

After the ceremonial freezing of the Water (not unlike the Lighting of the Olympic Torch, but at the opposite end of the temperature scale), Everybody was trying to get a shot of Grandpa encased in ice on the mound in the center of the Roundabout.......

When the Ceremony finally finished, everybody was shouting and throwing scarfs and toasting the Guy in the Gold Colored Ice Cube....yeah, it was changin' all kinds of colors!

 

Everyone kept on Partying and shouting and all, for quite a long time.....It was enough to wake the Dead!!

And pretty soon.....They started to come out all around the Roundabout!

 

Some were dancing Drunkenly, like they had no control.....

Some were even smaller and cuter.....

But, Finally, the opening Ceremony was finished, and the Cops started letting people go through town again.

My work here was done.......

The Iceman done cometh and goeth!

I was off to run the First Midnight Champagne tour and then catch the end of Grandpa's Blue Ball!

See what the Belgians were up to while this was going on.

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