I spent Labor Day weekend sweatily pressed shoulder-to-shoulder with 60,000 other people in Philadelphia at the Made in America Festival. I was there for Beyonce only. Everyone else was there for Deadmau5, Phoenix, and a slew of other bands that I care very little about. I had a goal: to see if Festival Beyonce is… More »
Festivals are people gathering to have fun. But which are the freakiest ones in the whole wide world? We’ve rounded up 17 multiple-day extravaganzas that lure people to towns they normally wouldn’t visit if you paid them, to do things most normal people wouldn’t do.
From Japan’s Nakedness Festival, to the Redneck Games… More »
Every three years in Ypres, Belgium, the people there dress up as cats and have a friggin’ Cat Parade. The Ypres Cat Parade is devoted to the celebration of the cat, and dates back to medieval times. There’s a mystical element, too — the cats are seen as connected to witchcraft. And while in the… More »
Ah, the holidays: A time to give thanks, spend time with family, eat good food, light your neighbors on fire, rub engine oil in grandma’s eyes, get drunk, fight a bull and dress up in a white tuxedo to ward off the furious ghosts of fish. What, that doesn’t sound like your holidays? Well, friend, it sounds… More »