Fools Festival Downdate - 3/23/99

Included in this foolish missive:

o Hello & Welcome

o Single Price List

o Male encouragement (like they need it)

o Items to bring (and not)

o Updated Schedule

o Many foolish quotes


Are you too smart for your own good? Does the conformity of antiquated gender stereotyping bore you? Do you suspect that the fashion industry exists solely for the amusement of extraterrestrials? Are you alternately  troubled and amused by the howlingly foolish errors of the people in  charge? Do you feel like you're living amongst a nation of zombies? Welcome to the club. -- Matt Groening


Introduction:  As Head Fool, it is my delight to tell you the latest news. The 10th  anniversary Fools Fest is nigh upon us, and the excitement mounts. Several surprise guests; a cabin full of young jesters; a near full moon; a program  packed with games, wonder, and high foolishness all will combine to make this weekend unforgettable. Plus a time change and a (practically) full  moon. What more could you want? Well, you also get Cross-step Waltz; Zwiefachers; A Folk Opera in 4 parts   (thank you Claude Stephens); the traditional Saturday night Feast of Fools followed by the Fully Foolish Fool's Ball (mix your favorite colors) and the Sunday Waltz and Gospel Sing/Swing brunch--  and more delights than you can rattle your bells at.  
---Seth Tepfer


Love is foolish ... but I still might try it sometime. -- Floyd, age 9



We know you have (foolishly) busy schedules, and sometimes have to make choices. For those that can only attend a portion of the planned inanities, we have fixed the following price schedule to accommodate Easter weekend choices between dancing and other obligations:

Friday activities: $15
Saturday dance & play ( before 6 pm): $15
Saturday night ecstasy: $20
Sunday morning delights: $10
Remember, the cost of the entire weekend is just $50, and only $25 for 5 delectable meals.


You will do foolish things, but do them with enthusiasm. -- Colette



We need a few good men. Our Male/Female ratio is slightly out of balance. Single men, please apply!  Laties, this sometimes corrects but leave nothing to chance and apply gentle pressure to your male partners.


April Fools Day - That day when we recognize what we are the other 364 days of the year. -- Mark Twain



* Foolish Attire for the Saturday night Fully Foolish Fool's Ball of Fools

* Sense of Humor

* Drum for Friday night bonfire & drum circle

* Face Paint (washable, safe)

* Best jokes and riddles

* Soft soled non marking shoes

* Sense of Wonder

* Desire to Dance


* Cares

* Fears of Dancing

* Worries

* Bills

* Dance Nazis

* Hard soled shoes; street shoes in house or on dance floor

* Seriousness

* Bad jokes or puns (okay, you can bring these)


You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, ...... and that is sufficient. -- Not Lincoln


[Note:  Volunteers are welcome for painting the studio/house this Saturday and Sunday, 3/27-28--call Don Walker, 615/847-0133; and there's a Chattanooga contra dance Sat. night or STF jamming]


THURSDAY April 1, 1999

Come early, help set up, sleep over

FRIDAY April 2, 1999

6:00 - 7:30 Registration & Potluck (or $3 for Becky's soup)

8:00 - 10:30 Swing, waltz, tango, blues: Split Tree Motley Fool Orchestra  (STMFO)

8:47 pm Moonrise

11:00 - 12:30 Contra & Squares: Atomic City Rhythm Rascals & Seth Tepfer

12:30 fool down; whispers time - unorganized music; drum circle & bonfire

SATURDAY April 3, 1999

8:30 - 9:15 Breakfast

9:30 - 10:00 Partner Warmup with Sid Hetzler; Alan Dynin at piano

10:00 - 12:00 Contra & Squares: ACRR, Beth Molaro calling

12:00 - 1:00 Lunch, caller square-table

1:00 - 1:45 Zwiefachers, Alan on piano

1:55 - 2:30 Swing Swap

2:30 - 3:00 Swing Dancing: STMFO

3:00 - 3:45 The New Cross-Step Waltz: Seth, Alan, Walter and STMFO

4:00 - 5:00 Crazy Contras & Sethfoolery: ACRR

5:00 - 5:30 Jesters in Training

5:30 - 5:45 10th Anniversary Photo Op - all fools show up

6:00 - 7:30 Feast of Fools

8:00 - 11:45 Contras & Squares: Beth Molaro & ACRR

10:35 Moonrise

11:45 Folk Opera in 4 Movements

12:15 - ??? Waltzes, Blues, Swing

2:00 Suddenly becomes 3am: Lose an hour - spring forward (fall back)

SUNDAY April 4, 1999

9:30 Dance Fools SunRise Vigil - Kate / Lynn and community 

10:30 - 1:00 Waltz/Gospel Sing/Swing Brunch: Alan Dynin & Walter Parks

1:00 - 3:00 Final Contras: Midnight Kitchen & friends with Beth & Seth

3:00 - ??? Final Hugs

3:01 until - Serious Porching, rest before drive home, improv dancing


A few more quotes:

My girlfriend has a king sized bed. I have a court jester sized bed.
--Steven Wright

Real friends are those who, when you've made a fool of yourself, don't feel  that you've done a permanent job.

If a million people believe a foolish thing, it is still a foolish thing.
-- Anatole France

"All right, then. There are four kinds of people in this world: Cretins, fools, morons, and lunatics."  "And that covers everybody?"  "Oh, yes, including us. Or at least me." -- Focault's Pendulum - Umberto Eco

I asked professors who teach the meaning of life to tell me what is  happiness. And I went to famous executives who boss the work of thousands of men. They all shook their heads and gave me a smile as though I was  trying to fool with them. And then one Sunday afternoon I wandered out along the Des Plaines River, And I saw a crowd of Hungarians under the  trees with their women and children and a keg of beer and an accordion. -- Carl Sandberg

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