5–6-08 The Baby Grand, Wilm­ing­ton, DE poster by Chris Shaw

5/6/08 Moonalice poster by Chris ShawMay 6, 2008 The Baby Grand, Wilm­ing­ton, Delaware
Moon­al­ice poster by Chris Shaw

Accord­ing to Moon­al­ice leg­end, the tribe’s agri­cul­tural clan was often forced to dis­guise its crop to avoid con­fronta­tions with the author­i­ties. As we dis­cov­ered in Char­lotte, tribe mem­bers in the Pied­mont region went so far as to grow some­thing else: tobacco. But in mid-Atlantic states like Delaware, the tribe stuck with hemp, mak­ing sub­terfuge a neces­sity, as well as a fine art. We learned more in the 3rd inning of the Wilm­ing­ton Blue Rocks game, when a mas­cot like no other ran onto the field: Mr. Cel­ery. We kid you not. A stalk of cel­ery with a goofy grin, green shorts, and green knee socks. The entire ball field could have been full of hemp and you would never have known. All eyes were on Mr. Celery.




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