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Posted By: VirginiaTam
20-Jan-09 - 02:06 PM
Thread Name: Morris: A Life With Bells On (film)
Subject: RE: Morris: A Life With Bells On
I can't see the entire video as it keeps breaking up and then freezing.

I am wondering about the Morris Team in California, described in the plot summary. A few years ago at the Rochester Sweeps there was (I think) a self described extreme Morris from California. Black leather studded jackets with the sleeves cut out and black leather basques on the ladies, etc. They looked like the love children of Hells Angels and Morris Dancers.

Some had pierced their upper arms and hung bells (big bells) from the wire or monfiliament in the piercings. It was quite gruesome in a cool way or the reverse. Those piercings were breaking open and bleeding as they danced. No wonder when you jump around with freaking sleighbells dangling from your skin. I would say they must have had balls the size of churchbells but some of them were women.

Maybe they have been banned from returning to Uk for causing a public health risk.

Biohazard Morris. Now that is extreme.