BUTTE BINGO PARADE ST PAT // PREGNANT MERMAID / by Jack Metcalf

 Photo credit = Walter Hinick, Montana Standard

Photo credit = Walter Hinick, Montana Standard

I know what Butte wants, I know what Butte needs ... bingo ... bingo.

Oh man, I have never seen so many drunks scratch their heads on a cold, wet Montana morning. Mission accomplished.

As pictured above, we took Bingo on the road. Literally mobile Bingo, a world's first as far as we are concerned. We had Percival Limberger at the wheel of the toe truck pulling Jack and the bingo backing band calling numbers to a group scantily dressed geriatrics trying their luck to win their own mermaid with child (I apologize for the run-on sentence). The goal was to contrast the typical politically charge themes of the Butte Saint Patrick's Day and challenge the public in what can actually participate in the predictable parade vernacular.

Oh, and this two person rainbow getup is costume of the year so far.

 Photo credit = Walter Hinick, Montana Standard

Photo credit = Walter Hinick, Montana Standard