June 16th in Capestang France was a day to celebrate the arts. With activities for children of all ages throughout the day and throughout the village, different venues entertained Capestang on this beautiful sunny Sunday.
Our friends brought their children to the square for a day of entertainment. Different shows highlighted different talents the day through.
We started out watching a muscleman near the foyer, who balanced on a metal post, showing his amazing strength while entertaining the crowds. He calling up men from the audience to do silly things as the spectators laughed.
Then a comedian over at the library did a shtick that reminded me of Mr. Bean that had the children worrying over the safety of the man while he climbed walls and did tricks. The children howled with laughter as he lost his pants, then shoes and got into a sticky mess with scotch tape.
Acrobats in the square had the children wondering, how did they do that? They unicycle, contort and did all the madness only circus acts can conjure. Alfonz and I took our Canadian guests for a beer and watched it from a far, as the children sat on the edge of their seats.
The magician near the foyer, we sadly missed, as after a day in the sun we were beat. I heard that they amazed the crowds with headless tricks to the likes of sawing a lady in half.
All the while the folk band played energetically, leading the precession to the next event. Another reason we love Capestang, putting children first and giving free entertainment to our tourists. Imagine people stumbling across the likes of this day while they travel the region.