Watch City Steampunk Festival!

Yesterday, Jas and I performed as part of The Gentlemen’s Very (Very) High Art Society of South Waltham at the Watch City Festival. The Watch City Festival is the largest Steampunk festival in the US, and the biggest festival held in Waltham. More than ten thousand people come to this festival from more than 30 states and 18 countries! Steampunk is a subculture that envisions the world that is still running on steam-powered machinery. It is a sub-genre of Sci-fi, but also incorporates Victorian and Neo-Victorian fashion since that was the time of steam.

We went there slightly earlier just to check out the festival, and saw many other people in cool costumes. There was food, shops selling steampunk gear (and others not selling steampunk gear), an old-fashioned forge, some cart organs (are those what they’re called?) and other cool stuff. Walking around was probably the most fun bit, because people were all dressed up in steampunk gear! Some of the pictures below are mine (watermarked), and others I ‘stole’ (with permission) from Lauren of Much Ado About Somethin’.

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A steampunk doggie!

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These guys had retractable wings! Very cool!

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Steampunk Professor/Scientist!

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Steampunk mermaid!

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Steampunk Jason!

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Steampunk Emy!

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Living Statue~ It moves when you drop a coin in her vase.

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Here’s the old-fashioned forge! They were forging roses and stuff!

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Flowers and dragonflys from the forge.

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Beautiful wine bottle votives!

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Performances were happening at the gazebo all day and we were the last act of the festival!

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The group before us were folk dances and hand drummers.

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This is us, The Gentlemen’s Very (Very) High Art Society of South Waltham!

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Some Gentlemen of the Gentlemen’s Society, in performance.

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The final parade from my view (in the gazebo!)

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The final parade!

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The new Queen of Punkdom! [We played a fanfare when the old Queen abdicated and another when the new Queen ascended!]

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There were also Steampunk belly dancers!

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And last but not least, The Gentlemen!

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The Gentlemen…

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The Gentlemen…

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And The Gentlemen!

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That’s the picture that Christian was taking – instagrammed!

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