Sunday, October 21, 2012

Hooker Day Parade

The annual Hooker Day Parade claims to celebrate Thomas Hooker, Hartford's founder, but it is really an excuse to dress funny and act goofy.
 

24 comments:

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

Freedom of expression! Hope we can get more of those!

Lowell said...

Cute. But since when did the Hookers and others in Hartford need an excuse to dress funny and act goofy? :-)

Birdman said...

Heard all about the 'Zumba classes' in Kennebunk. This is all about 'hooking' too. Always wondere why those classes were sooooooooooooo popular. hahahaha

cieldequimper said...

Looks like colourful fun.

Re. your comment: I wouldn't mind a rainy autumn if summer and spring had been sunny...

Paul in Powell River said...

Thomas had an unfortunate last name, but it seems there's lots of Hookers in Hartford! Great pics.

VP said...

I can only imagine the photo ops!

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

I am glad you clarified the origin of the name.

LOLfromPasa said...

I love these photos. Wonderful. Thomas Hooker went to school (I believe) in Market Bosworth...not far from Coventry. (Jack - That is so interesting about what you had to say about thatched roofs in South Africa. I am wondering if the style is similar to ones in UK.)

Michelle said...

I was wondering about the name....looks like fun!

JM said...

I like your commentary. :-) What fun!

Sharon said...

Normally, I don't need an excuse but, it's always good to have others joining in! :-)

Cezar and Léia said...

Happy event,so nice to see people enjoying the parade there, those costumes are beautiful!
Léia

Randy said...

At first I thought wow the hookers have their own parade, cool. I get it now.

Lois said...

Glad you explained that name!

Sylvia K said...

Yes, I'm glad you explained the name, too!! Nothing like seeing celebrating hookers, but it seemed a little far out for Connecticut!! Terrific, colorful captures, Jack, and a great smile to start my day!!

Lois Evensen said...

How colorful!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

So does this mean there was no football watching and 'tinkering with photos' then Jack! These shots look like you were having much more fun outdoors!

Karl Demetz said...

I love parades, they are so colorful and fun.

Stefan Jansson said...

Photography fun.

Luis Gomez said...

Fun!

RedPat said...

What a name! Imagine having to go to school with a name like that!
Looks like everyone had fun.

Valladolid Daily Photo said...

Looks like a pretty entertaining parade to watch.

Clueless in Boston said...

Looks like it was a fun parade,

Halcyon said...

I was expecting to see more people dressed like hookers... ;)