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A2 FoolMoon & FestiFools 2014

  • Apr 4, 2014 · 6:30 PM

Only in Ann Arbor... Seems like an awesome photo opportunity...An April street festival with lots of colorful characters and giant paper mache figures! Add some live music and the one-of-a-kind Ann Arbor street vibe and how can you have anything other than a good time? There are two events associated with this festival 7:00 Friday evening and 4:00 Sunday afternoon...You can get more info at http://festifools.org/ We can meetup Friday evening and again Sunday…

So FoolMoon is a family friendly street party starting at Dusk on Friday.It features luminaries,puppets and street dancing with entertainment and plenty of photo opportunities.I recommend a tripod or monopod for this event.

Sunday is the FestiFools parade that takes over Main st. from Williams to Huron st.It starts at 4 and goes until 5, but there are plenty of photo opps an hour or so before the parade starts.

The streets are packed with people so leave the tripod at home or in the car it will get in the way.A monopod worked well for me last year.

This event is unique to A2 and is always a great time rain or shine.


Stay tuned for details!

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  • Jamie F.

    For FoolMoon, the weather left something to be desired. However, Sunday was a wonderful afternoon with lots to shoot.

    2 · April 8, 2014

  • Thomas N.

    So yes the weather is supposed to be like today but warmer. We are meeting at the corner of main st and williams st.around 3pm I might be a bit early. Wear something bright and flashy almost foolish looking. You can call or text me to find me, please do so I know how to find you. My number is[masked] just in case. Thanx and see you there. We can also meet after the parade at the same location for a image share and maybe go get à bite to eat.

    April 5, 2014

  • Melissa

    Looks like the weather will be good for the Festifools tomorrow, Sunday April 6, 2014. I'll be there! :)

    1 · April 5, 2014

  • Sharp M.

    For future events, it would be much easier to find each other & gather the group if the organizer's / leader's phone number is known to all.

    Then anyone attending an event can call, and then head out to the gathering area, rather than trying to communicate live on here, which is not efficient, or practical, and may not be possible out in the field.
    Just a thought.

    Click like if you agree so the organizers would know what you think.

    4 · April 5, 2014

    • Jamie F.

      Yes, your phone number was posted... that's how I found you. But, it was more fun trying to find the moose head.

      April 5, 2014

    • Sharp M.

      Good point Jamie. Many of us, like me, are not familiar with Ann Arbor at all. When I hear of a moose head, My mind goes to hunting, although I'm not a hunter :)

      1 · April 5, 2014

  • Thomas N.

    So for those attending Sundays parade hers my phone number so you can reach me with questions... [masked] thanx and hope to see you there. I don't think Jack will be attending.

    2 · April 5, 2014

  • Thomas N.

    So you can add photos..

    April 5, 2014

  • Isabella

    Im by the moose head in the part of the bar at the corner ... at a table

    1 · April 4, 2014

    • Thomas N.

      S couple of people are on there way..festivities are outside...

      April 4, 2014

  • Isabella

    Maybe left because of rain?

    April 4, 2014

    • Thomas N.

      You still there? Lots of people canceling due to wind and rain.. I can be there in 20 min

      April 4, 2014

  • Isabella

    I'm at Grizzly Peak and I dont know where everyone is at?

    1 · April 4, 2014

  • Thomas N.

    Soo the weather isn't looking so great! I'm not sure if I'm heading downtown or not. I will be there Sunday and hope to c all of you there...

    April 4, 2014

  • Thomas N.

    Weather might hold out tonight...

    April 4, 2014

    • Jonathan

      I am probable unable to make it in this weather. I can save the customer for another day

      1 · April 4, 2014

  • Vess

    I'm going to skip tonight due to weather but we will make it on sunday

    April 4, 2014

  • Kevin S.

    In the event of rain I won't make this. No weather gear here. Hoping for a good night

    April 3, 2014

    • wendy

      Ditto for me

      April 4, 2014

  • Thomas N.

    I need a box around 50-60" wide, rectangular in shape the camera style is going to be retro rangefinder.

    March 12, 2014

    • Thomas N.

      Not sure how to carry it..might have to wear it.or 2 person operation???

      March 12, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      or 4 people carry it?

      April 4, 2014

  • Thomas N.

    I'm downtown Ann Arbor and its very drizzly hopefully it passes by tonight. Sunday should be great weather...I will be at the pre parade meeting location at 3 with a giant casmerra on a stock!

    April 4, 2014

  • Sharp M.

    I'll put a link in the "Discussion" section for an inexpensive (Actually cheap, about $6.50) underwater camera gear, which should work well during rainy weather, if it is as described.

    1 · April 4, 2014

  • Thomas N.

    So I'm hoping to attend Friday, watching the weather closely.. Its Michigan it can change in an heart beat. Also I want to light up my luminary Friday, if not I'll use it Sunday in the parade..

    April 2, 2014

  • Melissa

    If thunderstorms, I 'll pass for Friday and instead come out on Sunday.

    2 · April 2, 2014

  • Sharp M.

    Weather says "thunderstorms" on Friday, but "fair" on Sunday.
    I plan to be a spectator on Sunday because I'm meeting a friend in AA for lunch and for watching the parade that afternoon.

    April 2, 2014

  • Thomas N.

    So I attended the foolmoon luminary workshop yesterday. Concocted an awesome large "the brick" luminary camera. That will hide my d40 and fisheye lens I will be shooting with it both Friday and Sunday in the parade so you should be able to find me.

    3 · March 31, 2014

  • Jamie F.

    I am shooting an luncheon event in an Ann Arbor restaurant (Mediterrano) at 1pm and should take about 2 hours or so on Sunday. I would love to come to the parade immediately after that, but I might miss meeting you. I plan on being there Friday evening at 7.

    1 · March 30, 2014

  • Thomas N.

    Who is thinking about attending fool moon on Friday night? Its a blast and they start making the luminaries today and up until the week of the event. If you want to get involved and have a part of something fun and be creative let me know and I can tell you how. Thanx tom[masked]

    1 · March 2, 2014

    • Jonathan

      I'll be there to help you set up and everything as I will certainly need assistance.

      March 26, 2014

    • Debbie M.

      I'm waitlisted for another Friday event, so a maybe for this one. I expect to be at this Sunday though.

      March 30, 2014

  • Ioanna G.

    I will be at the Friday night event and not sure about Sunday.

    March 30, 2014

  • Thomas N.

    Whos coming to foolmoon? And who's coming to the parade on Sunday? I need to let the organizers know by March 30th on WHO WANTS TO WALK IN THE PARADE, in have shot many parades as a participant and it is by far the best way to get great images. This is more of a festival than a parade. You VIP treatment and a memory that last a lifetime (or not) lol. Please pm or email me so I have an idea..thanx and think foolish thoughts

    March 21, 2014

  • Thomas N.

    http://www.festifools.org/ link to festifools

    March 14, 2014

  • Thomas N.

    If you want to walk in the parade with the group it is a great way to get candids of the crowd and puppets. The theme for our group is foolish paparazzi. The parade participants dress in foolish attire and have a blast. Be creative and go to there fb page or web site to see images from past parades for ideas. Google Festifools and you will see images.

    March 13, 2014

  • Thomas N.

    Lots of ideas going thru my head for camera style.. I'm thinking Argus C3 rangefinder looking seeing how Argus was a Ann Arbor company and the camera was made here.
    Big cardboard box painted up and I'll stick my Nikon D40 with a fisheye lens inside it. Fun stuff I might need help building the box.

    March 9, 2014

    • Alekhya

      Sure let me know when and where and I'll be there :-)

      2 · March 11, 2014

    • Thomas N.

      Cool I need to find a spot to work on it,maybe my basement.

      1 · March 12, 2014

  • Thomas N.

    Hi guys..so we are invited to participate in foolmoon Friday night and be in the parade on Sunday. I was thinking not building a giant paper mache camera with a camera inside that took pics. We would dance in the parade with the other fools and take pics. The director asked if they could use our images from Friday night and Sundays parade on there instagram page..and you get photo credit. Please let me know asap if you are interested in helping build the big camera.. We need to get started asap. You can call text or email me.
    Thanx[masked]

    March 9, 2014

    • Thomas N.

      Kewl! Ned to start looking for supplies like a large cardboard box.

      March 12, 2014

    • Alekhya

      How large are we talking? I have a few boxes lying around.

      March 12, 2014

  • Larisa B. aka X.

    Tentative ...

    March 11, 2014

  • Johnnie

    sound like fun does it put you in the frame of mind of the mari gra if so its going to be one big party

    1 · January 12, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Crazy is as crazy does.

    1 · January 7, 2014

  • Thomas N.

    the night before is Fool Moon..luminaries and street party also fun and electric!!

    January 7, 2014

  • Thomas N.

    I have shot this every year for The Ann Arbor Observer for the past 4 years.
    very fun crazy and electric.

    1 · January 7, 2014

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