The Columbus Dispatch ran a story on Sunday about one of the local festivals, the “Independents’ Day” festival. One of the activities caught my eye.
From what I can tell from the story, the “Independents” are independent thinkers, and the festival has nothing to do with the Fourth of July. Here’s a bit about it from the story, Independents’ Day fills Gay St. with Pabst, bands, food:
“I think anyone can find something entertaining about the festival,” said Patrick Koch, 30, of Clintonville.The daylong celebration just north of the Statehouse was a melting pot of music, food and art on Gay Street and in the adjoining alleyways yesterday, along with a steady stream of visitors.
What caught my eye was this photo (caption from the Dispatch):
As I looked at that picture, I thought . . .
That looks like fun.
I wish I were a whole lot younger.
But it is also nice to see that barefoot paranoia (or pelmatophobia) hasn’t spread everywhere.