The last Tuesday of January is approaching fast. Anybody in a squad or going to a hall?
Up Helly Aaup helly aa
Posted 16 January 2006 - 12:18 AM
you best reschedule if you were planning to burn anything.
Posted 16 January 2006 - 12:56 AM
are you up for uha?
Posted 16 January 2006 - 08:39 AM
I think Up Helly Aa is a bit of a laugh and nothing more. There are certainly folk who take it very seriously though (i.e. the commitee) But I can't see how you can fault dressing up, getting pissed, setting fire to a boat, being driven around Lerwick and dancing with women all night. Or is there something about tradition and culture or whatever that I'm missing......
Posted 16 January 2006 - 09:37 AM
Or is there something about tradition and culture or whatever that I'm missing......
Nope! You summed it up pretty well there! Anybody who takes it more seriously needs to get a life!
Posted 16 January 2006 - 08:23 PM
Call it a piss-up/social/community event to brighten up long winter nights and it's a-ok. Call it anything else and you're full of it.
It wouldn't really matter if we burned a 'long-ship' or a 'massey-ferguson' really.
My cynicism is in keeping with the genius that spawned the now forgotten "Pictish-Festival". Revive it and throw in some kind of fertility shit and a votive offering and we've got it in spades.
Or more to the point 4 festivals! one for each season. All year tourist attractions to boot!
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