Dances with Llamas
July 2, 2006 8:48 AM Subscribe
Llama Drill Team.
Yes, it's true. Every June at the Maine Fiber Frolic
, which takes place over a full weekend at the Windsor Fairgrounds on Rt. 32, a cadre of camelids and their handlers (who range in age from grade-schoolers to retirees) perform carefully choreographed routines. According to news reports
, music for this year's program included marches by John Philip Sousa and Elton John and Tim Rice's "Can You Feel the Love Tonight?"
But Maine isn't the only place you can catch one of these barnyard extravaganzas. Ohio's well-known "All-Star Llama Drill Team" (established in the mid-1990s) are a fixture at the Buckeye State's 17-day state fair
, which also features a llama costume contest and a llama obstacle course
. What's more, the troupe has traveled around the Midwest to perform at, for example, a camelid convention in Minnesota
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