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Photos: GoodChildren Fringe Fest Second Line Parade 2012

Fringe Fest wrapped up its fifth annual socio-theatrical spectacular last night. The avant-garde cultural experience, which features an expansive array of stage shows, has quickly established itself amongst New Orleans’ favorte fall events.

In keeping with the spirit of the season’s longest-standing cultural celebration, the GoodChildren Fringe Fest Parade second-lined up St. Claude Avenue on Saturday afternoon, November 17. The parade’s sponsor, the GoodChildren Social Aid & Pleasure Club, is a grassroots non-profit organization which seeks to revitalize St. Claude-area neighborhoods through celebration and cultural preservation.

Photographer Kim Welsh joined the circus strut and captured these side-splitting shots:

GoodChildren Fringe Fest Second Line, Kim Welsh, photo

GoodChildren Fringe Fest Second Line (photo: Kim Welsh)

All photos courtesy of Kim Welsh. See more shots from the New Orleans music scene on OffBeat’s Flickr page.