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. . .it's an indescribably colorful vibe. The Fremont neighborhood plays host to the exuberant Solstice Parade on this day each year, and the party was still going strong on the sidewalks when I was there after dark. The spirit of big fun and celebration could be seen in a couple other neighborhoods I was in yesterday, as well. For example, I was just walking down the street in Revenna when a dozen or so costumed people tumbled out onto the sidewalk from an open doorway and a guy spontaneously began dancing with me as I was trying to pass. :-) Well, I had to stop and take their picture after that, right? Here are a few of them. They were celebrating a birthday a la 80s theme party and then were heading out on a pub crawl with all the other revelers and colorful characters in town. As lively as Seattle is on this day, I heard ancient Stonehenge drew a crowd of 40,000 for Solstice observance, and probably not a one in body paint! :-)