2014 Eugene Perchtenlauf
The first ever Eugene Perchtenlauf was held on January 4, after months of planning. I can’t believe how much work went into an hour-long event! We ended up with 11 participants, all with fantastic costumes and masks. Set into motion, we were a raucous bunch of monsters, driving the dark away with clanging bells and many howls. It was deeply satisfying, and the culmination of years of study (Alpine traditions, masked rituals, etc.) and smaller forays into mumming (the geros at New Year, calling to the Wild Hunt on Christmas Eve, etc.). Click on the group photo below to visit the Perchtenlauf blog, where I posted more pictures as well as a video montage made by one of the members (where you can see us in action).