June 30, 2016
April 1, 2016: The intersection of Washington and Ashley was wall-to-wall with FoolMoon revelers.
You’ve heard of Christmas in July, right? Well, how about April Fools’ Day in June? We decided to do a little social science experiment: In today’s 5-nanosecond news cycle, how would people respond to photographs taken three months ago? Please add your comments below, so we can honestly claim to have relied on at least some actual data. We hope to publish the results of this study in a prestigious academic journal — or perhaps on a cocktail napkin. Either way, it’s good.
Our evening began at the UMMA FoolMoon constellation station.
The procession does a quick tribute to Abbey Road.
Quick! Let’s get a selfie in front of the new Pretzel Bell!
Claire Broderick of Sprig Hair Studio 21
helped everyone create appropriately Foolish coifs. (And they’re remarkably practical, too. Roll out of bed in the morning and run a wet comb through your hair — that’s it! You’ll be looking like a million bucks in under 10 seconds.)
Local artist Scott Wedemeyer
’s ambitious FoolMoon project (#FoolsFrame). All night long, Fools waited their turn to move through the “frame” and be captured in three consecutive still photographs, which would ultimately be strung together into a single time-lapse-ish movie. (Does anyone know if the movie was ever actually made? Is there a URL? If you know, please add a comment
Let’s zoom in and get a closer look at some more Fools in Scott Wedemeyer
Longtime WonderFool volunteer Fernando Yarza always lights up the party! | Angelic Courtney Merta dazzles on stilts.
Ann Arbor’s Scout
(Meryl Waldo) and Detroit’s aria
(Leah Waldo) returned to FoolMoon for their third year as DJs extraordinaires
. They kept the beats thumping and the Fools jumping! | FoolMoon veteran Patrick Elkins returned with his shadow puppet extravaganza.
Mustaches are not required for FoolMoon, although they are very much encouraged.