Travel Photography: Montreal's Tam Tams / by Neal Auch

In Montreal they have this weekly informal festival in Mont Royal Park that the locals call the Tams Tams. The centrepiece of the festivities is a giant freeform hippy drum circle with hundreds of folks drumming and dancing and drinking and smoking weed. It's pure Montreal and it's fucking glorious. Off to the side of the drum circle there's a regular event where dozens and dozens of people garbed in duct tape medieval costumes and carrying nerf weaponry engage in these big crazy live action role-play battles. This is an old shot I took a few summers ago of one of my favourite warriors. The eyes aren't photoshop; this guy was wearing demon contact lenses for the event.