Saturday 26 August 2017

The return of the Justified Ancients of Mu Mu: 2023 day 3

The only previous time I've 'borrowed' a shopping trolley was to transport a falling-apart tent from the train station to the Reading Festival. 23 years later, I'm doing it again.

A more deliberate operation, I must take one to 'the Florrie' (Liverpool loves giving everything a nickname) for 2:30pm.

 

"The trolley park is round the back, mate" says Gimpo.

There are 23 trolleys, now full with ragwort and buddleia, the 400 volunteers have their faces painted white with black eyes (are we skulls, badgers, or pandas?). Bootleggers are selling Badger Kull T-shirts, £10 a pop.

A chap has brought a dalek, which apparently has disturbed Bill and Jimmy. "That'll get burnt" a chap tells me.

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Sam, a Prisoner fanatic gives us a spin round Toxteth in his JAMs mini moke, our skull faces producing questions and laughs around town.

"What's all this?"

"The KLF"

That's enough, or enough to stop questions. Rumours are flying, the Toxteth day of the dead is underway.

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"Are you a pusher?" I think so.

Jon Bounds

Jon is a flâneur of words and the Internet who created, wrote and directed (mainly by Direct Message) the first ever piece of drama to be performed on Twitter. He currently edits Paradise Circus: A Birmingham Miscellany.

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