10,000 piccolos in the night

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.

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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.

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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.

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In Basel it is clear that the children are tougher than me. These ones have been playing piccolo since 4 and were going strong.

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One Response to 10,000 piccolos in the night

  1. Alice! says:

    Happy birthday to me!!!! :D

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