Tour de Fat ’12


It’s no secret Tour de Fat is my favorite festival and ranks up there as one of my favorite days of the year. This year was no exception, the day went off without a hitch- fun was had, beers were drank, and it wasn’t boiling hot like last year.

This year our group went with a French theme with berets, baguettes, and we brought along Pepe le Pew. I have a ton of pictures so I’ll let them do the talking ;)

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For this year’s grand finale we got to see Devotchka perform!

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A replica of Pee Wee’s bike- Merci blah blah!

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“Another Tour de Fat has come and gone and another day of wishing I would’ve joined the f’ing circus.”
-stolen from my Facebook status Saturday night

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18 Responses to Tour de Fat ’12

  1. cb says:

    eek! you guys are so cute! i love that you all dressed up! i was sad to miss it this year, such a great festival!!! i love your shorts too! oh and congrats on kicking ass at the buying 2nd hand! i think i may need to take up that challenge!

  2. Erin says:

    These pictures are awesome!! Also I realize it’s basically unfounded but because these are photos, I imagine you’re all not only dressed faux French, but are in fact mimes as well. It makes me happy, truly.
    That stage for the finale is totally amazing. I don’t know just what the festival is for, except perhaps bikes, but it just looks like so much fun. And the pee wee replica bike is so rad. I love that movie. No shame. No shame.


    • lalafauxbois says:

      It’s a big bike party thrown by New Belgium brewery so it’s basically a festival for bikes and beers with a vaudeville circus style. I love that stage too, it’s so awesome! We were definitely mime inspired but without the makeup since it was still in the 90s- I don’t know what that is in celsius but it’s too hot for face makeup :)

  3. Renee says:

    Oh my god what is this ridiculously fun party day, it looks awesome!! I saw Devotchka years ago that takes me back!

  4. KHM says:

    This is the best. But where were your cigarettes? And I must question your choice of country at a BEER fest…but otherwise you did a swell job with the theme. :) Now I have to go find my black-and-white striped socks and cry nostalgically into my sleepytime tea…

    • lalafauxbois says:

      I had my fake ciggy ready to go and I forgot it- boo! But I think my hands were full between my camera and beer anyway :) Good point- maybe next year we will have to be German… You guys will be missed EVERY YEAR! XO

  5. Amanda A says:

    Oh my! I would LOVE to do something like this! Looks amazing! I am very jealous!! Love your group’s theme! And, Devotchka?! Let’s run away and join the circus! I’m in!

  6. It looks like it was so much fun! I love how all of your friends coordinated your outfits!

  7. Suzanne says:

    Hilarious! The baguettes put me right over the top – made me laugh out loud at work. So thanks for that. ;)

  8. katherine says:

    this looks like SO much fun! what an awesome theme and great festival – i love all the outfits you all put together for the theme

    <3 katherineof corgis and cocktails

  9. Miki says:

    You and your friends are the coolest, Lisa! ;D

  10. Amazing! But wait. Were you in Colorado or do they do a Tour de Fat elsewhere too?! I love your groups theme, especially with the skunk! I have never been but always wanted to!

  11. Cara-Mia says:

    How fun! Love your costumes!

  12. Arielle says:

    Oh wow, that bike stole my heart! I literally scrolled back up in a hurry. This look like such a fun time :)

  13. Gentri says:

    How fun! Love that! :D And your costumes are fantastic!

  14. Dus says:

    OH i swore I commented on this but looks like not! anyway, looks like you all had such a blast, I had fun just looking at these! I love how you all went w/ a theme- everyone looked so cute & just looks like a blast overall! hopefully some year I’ll make it to tour de fat!

  15. Netherlander says:

    That is so good! I wish I could go on a tour d bicyle like you guys! I am currently out of on a social help program.

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