Come and celebrate Bullroarer Took Day with us

By Peppy Bristlebrush

With all the troubles we are having at the Gazette's office you might think that I have forgotten about Bullroarer Took Day. Well, ofcourse I have not! It is one of the most important celebrations of the year for a Hobbit, on par with celebrating Yule and having the yearly bath. Well, perhaps not the latter.

This year Bullroarer Took Day is on a Friday, on March 17th, and the celebration will be in cooperation with the hosts and waitress of Green Dragon Friday. We expect many Hobbits and Dwarves to attend, but we will not shoo away tall strangers, providing they keep to the back and not block the view of the locals. There are many scholars among them who would like to observe Hobbit traditions.

Bullroarer Took Day is a mix of gathering, socialising, drinking, dancing to fine music and listening to the deeds of the Bullroarer in song, stories and poems. Except for the location and the theme of the songs, stories and poetry, it is not unlike your average Green Dragon Friday.

Everyone is invited to sign up to perform and contribute to the festivities. If you have lively folk music, poems, songs or a story about the Great Hero, it would be great if you would sign up beforehand to help with the planning. You can use the address of the editors at the Bramblebury Gazette for that. On Green Dragon Friday available slots are ten minutes, but depending on the number of signups we get, that may be different (but at least ten minutes).

And ofcourse one band is already signed up: the Greenbrambles, a band who only perform on Bullroarer Took Day every year. Your hosts this evening will be Pycella Woodberry and Peppy Bristlebrush.

I must not forget to tell you that we ask of everyone, including guests from out of bounds, to adhere to the tradition of the Wearing of the Green. Dig out you finest green outfit from your wardrobe and wear it with pride!

The evening will end with the traditional Green Dragon Farewell Song, Home Sweet Home, and a display of fireworks by you, the audience!

The chorus of Home Sweet Home goes like this:

# Home, home, sweet home, sweet home

# There's no place like home, oh there's no place like home

I hope everyone will sing along and bring enough fizzers!

Welcome to you all on Bullroarer Took Day!

What: Bullroarer Took Day celebrations

Where: in Brockenborings, the Shire at the foot of the Bullroarer's Statue.

When: March 17, starting off at 19:30pm exactly ((UK time, 3:30PM servertime, due to clock fiddling!))

((OOC: Green Dragon Friday is a weekly Hobbit roleplaying event with a long tradition. Please stay in character when speaking in /say. The social aspect is very important and very pleasant, so please don't show up with many alt characters. They can't interact and just stand around. Last year and the year before we had bands consisting of a director and just alt characters. I overheard a Hobbit say:"Are you real?? I hate greeting people who are not real."  So bring just your main character and join up with other players if you want to make music in a band. It is much more fun too, believe me! Also, we will have just ONE stage this year.))