Wednesday, December 14, 2011

turn the lights off

Lyon hosts a famous Fête des Lumières (festival of lights) every year on the 8th December. And this year, Le Petit Village wanted to get in on the action. Last Friday night (the 9th, not the 8th, but whatever), Honey Jr and Brother-in-Law's party committee (the same zany little committee that brought us, Brazil Day) was due to put on our village's very own Fête des Lumières outside of Le Petit Bar. But naturally, in true Le Petit Village style, it all went Pete Tong (in case you're not familiar with rhyming slang... that means, it all went wrong).

You see, Honey Jr and Brother-in-Law, are not the only members of the party committee, there are two others... The Parisian (total disaster, I know!) and Big Cheese (look at that... a brand new character never blogged about before... I'll let you in on a little secret... I'm not a fan of Big Cheese). Everyone had their own job to do to ensure that Le Petit Village was lit up like Lyon. And Big Cheese had the most important job of the day... he was in charge of the lights. Like putting them up and stuff.

Now I'm not sure if it was the pressure of all those lights and living up to Lyon that got to Big Cheese, or if he just got swept away in the festival spirit, but either way, instead of putting up lights, he spent the day drinking whiskey in the bar. Like ALL DAY. By the time 5 o'clock rolled around, he was hooched.

And that's when the fun started.

Big Cheese went home (across the street from the bar), stripped off all of his clothes, and proceeded to walk in and out of his house, shouting abuse (at who, or about what, I have no idea). Somebody was not having it (I'm pretty sure that someone was his wife) and called the Gendarme (or as I like to call them, le po-po).

And that was that.

So the only Fête des lumières we had in Le Petit Village last Friday night, was the flashing lights of the Gendarme's car, and Big Cheese's full moon.

Please enjoy a short clip of how Lyon does it (i.e., correctly)...



I'm totally going next year.

Who's coming with me?

bisou

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29 comments:

  1. I want to! :-) Hope you are having a great week my dear!

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  2. Oh boy, a nude Big Cheese... Yikes!! However, Lyon at any point would be awesome... XO

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  3. I can tell this Big Cheese character is really going to spice things up!

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  4. Yes Yes Yes!! Not the Christmas lights I am used to in Texas, but WAY COOL!!!

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  5. We had a similar light show in my home town last year
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kD5bQ0v7N9E

    It'd be nice if they made it a tradition.

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  6. Love Le Petit Village Fete Des Lumieres, way less people!! Mwha-ha. And the creepy laughter singing of the lady in the Lyon clip is quite... haunting. We'll see you up here next year, then!! biz

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  7. Were Honey Jr and Brother-in-Law disappointed? Thank goodness you didn't have to see the BC's full moon!

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  8. That is just champagne Le Petit Village. I would expect nothing less! Keep reporting, I'm loving it!

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  9. Thanks for stopping by!

    WOW, I love the idea of a festival of lights, sounds so purdy!

    Have a great day!

    xoxo

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  10. LMAO @ Le PoPo...what a name for them. I might steal that from you ;) haha

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  11. I guess if I had to live up to that light show I might get a little drunk too! (Maybe not naked, though.) That video was CRAZY!

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  12. Oh man! I think you should be blogging about Big Cheese more often! He sounds like quite the character. I'm sorry he didn't put up any lights; that's totally lame.

    I'd love to go to Lyon with you next year!

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  13. WOW! I just finished watching the video...that's amazing! Thanks for sharing this.

    p.s. you have a cute blog!
    Reese
    http://rambleswithreese.etsy.com
    http://rambleswithreese.blogspot.com

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  14. Umm... WOW!

    And the story of the Big Cheese is totally cracking me up!!

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  15. Ha! What a classic holiday story ;) Somehow much better (to me) than it would have been if it had all gone according to plan!
    It's been a while since I've come over to the blog to visit, but your adventures are just as entertaining as always.

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  16. Big naked cheese moon! I hope we hear more about him!

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  17. The big cheese and the shining moon? Ewwwww...

    Next year... alons-y!

    Bises,
    Genie

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  18. That is absolutely amazing haha. You have the best stories, nothing that hilarious ever happens here!

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  19. Your life is like a freakin' movie! Loving it! xxx Liesl

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  20. I want to know how Big Cheese got his name. Unless it has anything to do with information gained from his nudity. If that's the case, keep it to yourself my friend.

    I knew nothing of this event before this post and now my life won't be complete without attending.

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  21. that's an amazing video - i saw something similar with amazing video projection on an ancient building in jerusalem. mind boggling what can be done with stuff like this.

    to hell with the light show - sounds like between monsieur grand fromage and his full moon you had quite your own spectacle!

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  22. This made me laugh so much...og village life rocks!

    P.S. Thank you for your comment on my blog!

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  23. Urgh how annoying of the Big Cheese, I think you need to fill us in on him a little bit more.

    P.s I've seen something like the light show before but over here in Jersey they did it with a castle, it was AMAZING!!

    xx

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  24. Yes, please! I want to go to the Fête des lumières in Lyon, but I'll pass on Big Cheese's show. It gives "By the light of the moon" an entirely different meaning!

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  25. How cute! I love your tales of life in Le Petit Village. Keep them coming!

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  26. OMG I would have paid money for that show...that sounds like something that would happen in my East Austin 'hood, but it's even more awesome in Le Petite Village. Hilarious!!!!

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