Tuesday, September 18, 2007

O.J. Blows His Own Horn

The fact that O.J. Simpson is back in the news reminded us of a fun O.J. costume that we photographed at the 1996 carnival in Basel, Switzerland. He was part of a "Guggemusik" band, which is why he's holding a trumpet. (Guggemusik bands play music that is intentionally out of tune). Notice the drummer in the back; all of the band's other musicians wore football uniforms.

The "cliques" in Basel's carnival take current events from around the world and satirize them.

Local artists create these terrific masks and costumes. Though we haven't been able to find out who created this one, whoever it was received an award from the carnival's committee, as indicated by the black and white ribbon on O.J.'s jacket.

Yvonne & Michael

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