Independence Eve Parade
July 3 Strawberry Flag
Lauren Bon and the Strawberry Flag team host "Independence Eve"
July 3 2007 (date created)
Drawing on both American parade culture, which combines civic and military aspects in a small town celebratory cavalcade, and the transformative potential of fairy tale symbolism, Independence Eve featured a visit by the Strawberry Queen (Andrea Nasher). Alighting from her horse drawn, pumpkin-shaped carriage at Strawberry Flag in full sunlight, she and all her creatures (including Roxanne and Morleigh Steinberg dressed as insects; Rich Nielsen and Meredith Hackleman in full strawberry costume, Kelli Quinones dance and process to projected footage of a parade route through the VA campus until their silhouettes blur in the dusk.