Why was a bus loads of Swedish teens dressed in drag? And another as cheerleaders?
December 5, 2006 3:11 PM Subscribe
While I was in Stockholm, Sweden this past August, I witnessed an odd youth event at a park. Can someone please help me figure out what event it was?
posted by muddgirl to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (5 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
While sitting in a park near the Oden Hotel in Stockholm, I saw two bus loads of teenagers (around 17 years old) pull up. The teens were standing and dancing and shouting on the upper deck of the bus, and each bus load was dressed in a different theme. The teens got off the bus, where they were met by four coordinators (dressed in universal coordinator gear - matching logo t-shirts!) who led them in some activity (they were sitting in a circle and passing a jug of something around).
After about 15-20 minutes, the kids piled back on the bus and pulled away, shouting. A few minutes later, another bus full of teens would show up. This continued through the afternoon. It was all conducted in Swedish, so I had no clue what it was all about.
While reading this article
on a Finnish secondary school tradition, I was reminded of this strange event. Can anyone out there help me figure out what was going on?