Tradition is a good thing. It helps pass culture on from generation to generation. And while our city continues to grow and change, one tradition continues to connect us to our hippie roots: Eeyore’s Birthday.
Unlike some of Austin’s more recent traditions, Eeyore’s is a commercial-free zone that allows Austinites to revel without judgment. Originally a party to cheer up the ever-sad Eeyore from Winnie the Pooh, Austin’s springtime celebration has rocked for 47 years. And if the drum circle is the heart beat of Austin, then this event is its soul.
Pushed near sensory overload, the whole event is like a dream. From the people dressed in elaborate costumes to those with only a coat of paint from being nude, it’s def a people watcher’s dream. And there’s something cleansing about dancing in the dust or sitting up in the hills just chillin with the trees.
I like to enjoy the event, so I didn’t take a lot of pictures. Still, these photos should give your eyes plenty to feast on. Since there may be a pair of breasts or two, this might be NSFW. You’ve been warned.
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