Tribal Necklaces....Beer Festival
Dear reader, I confess: until yesterday, I had never before attended a beer festival. While I expected to discover a new ale or two, I did not expect to discover that beer festival attendees are a bit of a tribe, with their own distinctive clothing and accessories. But it is, in fact, the case. Of most interest to me were the pretzel necklaces, which reminded me somewhat of the adornments worn by Masai tribespeople. Above, you see a man who has festooned himself with fat pretzels and leftover Christmas ribbons.
A modest pretzel necklace pairs well with a bow tie, I think. I could see myself wearing something like this. This handsome young fellow was working, and I liked the way he'd gotten into the spirit of the day.
If like me, you were not in-the-know about this pretzel necklace business, you could redeem yourself by purchasing a kit.
Below, you see a volunteer for Columbia Opportunity Resource with one of the kits. No doubt, she is explaining that the preztels were placed in the ziplock bag by someone with very clean hands.
Portable snacking is only useful for so long. Eventually, an old fellow just needs to take his pretzels and sit down. I found a spot on the floor in the corner.