Friday, June 09, 2006

Honfest this Saturday, June 10

Culture Alert: Honfest on Saturday, June 10

Baltimore Remains a Beehive of Kitsch Glam
By Ellen Ryan
Special to The Washington Post
Wednesday, June 7, 2006; Page C02

You will need a free Post password to access this article about the upcoming Honfest. If you have some free time on Saturday it might be worth your while to go out to the Hampden section of Baltimore and see the riotous getups that people put on. They really get in the spirit of the "hons" of Baltimore.

Immortalized by John Waters in his hit musical Hairspray, here's a line from the article. "Saturday, the hon factor will go off the charts with the annual return of HonFest to the streets of Hampden, the most Hon-tense of Baltimore neighborhoods. Some 20,000 revelers are expected to celebrate the mystique of the kind of fun, sassy, melting-pot woman we imagine keeping a kitsch-filled house shaded by aluminum awnings."

Thanks to Chapter President Linda Hutchinson for this tip.
Susan Fingerman


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