I woke up at 3 am for the start of Fasnacht in Basel. By the time we arrived in the town centre the streets were jammed.
At 4 sharp the beginning of the 72 hour piccolo rave began. The city of Basel does this each year to celebrate Alice’s birthday, I’m pretty sure.
We stopped in for a snack and a beer around 5 am. By the time we rejoined the festivities the sun was rising over the city.
In Basel it is clear that the children are tougher than me. These ones have been playing piccolo since 4 and were going strong.