HONK!, the annual festival of activist street bands, marches into Davis Square, Somerville, this coming Columbus Day weekend, Oct 10 to 12. The three-day celebration features bands from around the world that specialize in brass, rhythm, progressive causes and street-filling merriment.
This detail is part of a huge anti-globalization banner proudly flown at HONK! 2007 It was work of the Beehive Design Collective of Machias Maine. Other graphics at the fest include an array of exuberant t-shirts, posters and the outrageous costumes adorning many of the marchers. Few street protests have looked or sounded so good.
At last year's HONK!, the Pink Puffers of Rome (above) displayed their horns, their plumage and a picture of their patron saint.