I, Zeb the Duck, and my Alaska cousin, Eider Duck, went to Nederland, Colorado for Frozen Dead Guy Days. And, yes, Nederland does really have a frozen dead guy in the mountains above the town. He resides in a Tuff Shed, packed in dry ice.
The festival opened Friday evening, with the lighting of the Frozen Dead Guy Days sign at the traffic circle in town.
Zeb the Duck and Eider Duck are sitting in the top D. We did not participate in the parade, so this is our only photo today.
The lighting of the sign ceremony was followed by the Blue Ball, featuring live music and dancing.
Saturday the Parade of Hearses began at noon.
Many participants come in costume.
Check out that passenger!
This parade includes hearses, of course, and the coffin race teams.
Each coffin racing team must have a person in the coffin. This team, the Pink Socks, are the defending champions.
These guys can make baskets, also.
Sponsors and non-profits are also invited to participate.
Learn more about this bear and the Nature Discovery Center at http://www.wildbear.org
These remote control cars will race and jump later in the festival. They are great!
This is a parade and festival unlike any others that we have visited. You really should plan to visit Frozen Dead Guy Days in early March in Nederland, Colorado. We will show you may of the events in the next days. Hope you follow our adventures. We had a great time.