Sunday, December 06, 2009

The Great Figgy Pudding Street Corner Caroling Contest

I had a great time at the Great Figgy Pudding Street Corner Caroling Contest during my trip to Seattle this week. It was fun to just walk out my hotel and see literally thousands of people gathered in the streets singing Christmas carols in groups on every corner.

There were some great performances, but most of all, I enjoyed the groups who put their own twist on the old classics. The Llew Crew donned dreadlocks for an island flavor for a couple of songs, and the Carol Brunettes did a great Rudolph rendition to the tune of Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody.

I will be posting some pictures soon, but in the meantime, check out this video from the Seattle Labor Chorus for a little taste of the fun times from Friday night. Here they are "getting figgy with it" at the 2007 contest singing about solar power to the tune of Angels We Have Heard on High.



I would love to do a contest/event like this in West Virginia. Anyone else?

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