Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Bonnie And Clyde Festival Kills With The Kids

GIBSLAND, La. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Kids can’t get enough of some good old fashioned killing.

That’s the dead honest truth about the 15th Annual Authentic Bonnie and Clyde Festival, which will draw as many as 800 people to Gibsland, Louisiana, this weekend (May 23-24) to commemorate the 74th anniversary of the death of the legendary bank robbers.

The festival reenacts the ambush that killed the dangerous duo on May 23, 1934, just a few miles from the center of Gibsland, and while the pretend killing has actors bleeding loads of fake blood, the scary scene is very kid-friendly.

Spokesperson Pam Volentine says, “All the little kids wait for the bullets to come out of the guns. They run into the street to collect them. Only the itty-bitty ones are scared.”

In fact, while the festival features historians and even a surviving relative of Clyde’s discussing the outlaws’ exploits, Volentine admits it’s the shootout that’s the real draw.

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