Thousands of Athenians and visitors celebrated Halloween by letting their freak flag fly at the 10th annual Wild Rumpus Parade and Spectacle Saturday, Oct. 27. Check out some of Flagpole photographer Savannah Cole's shots from the event below:
This year's Boo-Le-Bark on the Boulevard Halloween dog parade took place last Sunday, Oct. 14 and featured some of Athens' finest pups strutting their stuff in homemade costumes galore. Flagpole photographer Savannah Cole was there to capture the cuteness:
Pop icon and former Talking Heads frontman David Byrne played the Fox Theatre in Atlanta Tuesday, and Flagpole contributor Mike White was there to capture the show via photographs. Check out some of his shots below:
Athens mayor-elect Kelly Girtz and others got their groove on Saturday at Groovy Nights.
The 17th annual '70s- and '80s-themed lip-syncing contest, held at The Foundry this year, raised funds for Project Safe, a local nonprofit that works to prevent domestic violence and offers assistance to survivors and their children.
Girtz—who played coy about his song selection last week—went with Madonna's "Express Yourself."
The county commissioner wasn't the only elected official on stage, either. Watkinsville Mayor Dave Shearon also got into the act.
Both may be skilled at winning elections, but neither could take home the prize at Groovy Nights. That went to the MAMAs for their rendition of Prince's "1999."
Flagpole photographer Savannah Cole captured the event.
All photos by Jessie Goodson
An idea from Broken String Band’s Sean Stephansen quickly turned into a reality with the help of Terrapin Beer Co. Presented by Terrapin After Hours, the Fest of Ale Music & Arts Festival made its 2018 debut Saturday, Aug. 11. “I am so impressed with how many people came out, and the bands have been great,” Stephansen said.
SlopFest returned to Little Kings Shuffle Club and Hi-Lo Lounge last weekend with a full slate of punk, metal and other heavy sounds. Though the third night's action was cut short due to Saturday's hailstorm from hell, the rest of the fest went off without a hitch. Check out our photos from Friday's show below:
The 2018 Sigh in July Music and Arts Festival featured musical talent on three stages, art all over the venue and a variety of new activities for this year's attendees. Even though the second night was cut short due to an unexpected hailstorm, the festival at Live Wire delivered a weekend of memorable moments.
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