Eeyore’s 52nd Birthday Party was held in Pease Park on Saturday, April 25, 2015, and like any other hot and sunny spring day, Austinites of all stripes were out keepin’ it weird the best ways they know how.
Eeyore’s Birthday Party, a yearly gathering of Austin’s weirdest residents, is hands down one of the city’s best traditions. Everyone is welcome and it’s almost impossible to have a bad time (unless you’re a prude). If you’re into the weirdness, Eeyore’s is truly a magical event, and something that makes Austin, well, Austin.
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Anyone who has been to Eeyore’s probably has a good idea of what went down, but for those who are unfamiliar (or just can’t remember), here’s 10 things Austinites did this year to keep things weird.
We Come Up With Some Seriously Crazy Costumes
Costumes were encouraged, and imaginations ran wild. But if you weren’t in costume, nobody was judging.
Naturally, We Use Alternative Forms Of Transportation
Everybody knew traffic was gonna suck, so why drive?
Once We Get There, The Park Is Quickly Decorated
Camping out all day requires a personal touch.
Then We Settle In To Catch A Buzz
Regardless of the poison, folks at Eeyore’s this year remembered that it’s a communal love fest. Thankfully, everyone was on their best behavior.
With Everyone Feelin’ Happy, We Get Down To Making Art
At Eeyore’s, creativity rules and everybody unleashes their talents.
Oh, We Also Make Music. A LOT Of Music.
Along with the occasional communal “WHO0000OP,” the park was full of beautiful music all day long. Yes, the drums count as music.
Then We Get Serious About Playing Around
But Eventually, We Just Want To Do Some Hanging Out
Of Course, We Take LOTS Of Photos
Eeyore’s has always been a photographer’s dream.
But Eventually, The Time Comes To Take A Nap
After such a big day, wouldn’t you?
And When It’s Finally Over, We All Agree To Do It Again Next Year
See Y’all At The Park In 2016! Alright, alright, alright!
All photos by Arcie Cola.