Saint Jean de Sixt partied on Saturday night in the lead-up to the national Fete de la Saint Jean (John the Baptist) on Sunday. Pictured is every kid’s favourite car ride, and this year, it featured a lighting system more impressive than most nightclubs. Each car flew a flag with the Savoie cross. The locals seemed impressed, and the occupants of the cars were even happier when the smoke machines at each end of the ride kicked in, making it truly difficult to avoid other cars. I remember as a kid in Australia, going to Luna Park and being told by the man in charge to avoid the other cars. What fun is that? The French clearly have the right idea there.
However, getting the local band to attempt La Bamba was probably not the best idea. But it was still an improvement on the music from the night before, which seemed to be a loop of French ‘artist’ Keen’V and Katy Perry, with the odd dodgy summer pop hit thrown in.
In the background is what looks like a marching band in the French flag colours of white, red and blue. Don’t be fooled: in the ever-popular French tradition, it’s a group of men dressed as marching girls — each one sporting massive breasts and playing with their hair between their marching exploits. They weren’t marching to La Bamba. No, they were marching to the loop of Katy Perry hits that the dodgem/bumper car ride was still pumping out.