Imagine a Christmas parade. What comes to mind? Visions of sugar plums? Frosty? Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer? Santa's helpers? The Grinch? Well, guess again. If you were in Madrid, NM last Saturday night for the annual Christmas parade through town you would have been greeted by...Chicks with Chainsaws. The group performs mostly at the Engine House Theater in Madrid. The performances are a combination of dance, acrobatics, aerial performance and just plain havin' fun.
There is a "pool" at the Mine Shaft Tavern, of course no betting allowed, on just how long the parade will last. Times flying around generally are seven to eight minutes. You do have to get it down to seconds, that tightens up the odds a bit. If you missed the big event this year be sure to put it on your calendar for next year on the first Saturday of December around 4 pm.
People in Madrid live outside the box. There is love, acceptance and a support system. The common thread binding the village together is... "Just be who you are”. Nancy and I are very excited to be part of the village. Opened our new shop, RIDE NEW MEXICO, two weeks ago just south of the Mine Shaft.
How cool is that...if we weren't here we would have missed the Chicks with Chainsaws. Better put that on your Christmas list for next year!
be strong, be safe, Carlan