|Russell Birdman Festival [New Zealand, 2011]|
traditional start of the three-day Birdman Festival is a "drag race" in
which Russell menfolk complete series of challenges such as climbing over
a wall of hay bales, downing an ice-cold cocktail, putting on a garter
belt and racing around the block on a bicycle, all while dressed in a
frock and high heels. Here the contestants strut down the wharf to the
starting line - but why is Phil "Bubbles" Ball going the wrong way?