Bananas has been busy. We’ll let Seb tell the story…
Bananas Bunny’s had a crazy couple of weekends, so crazy, in fact, that he’s not even had time to sit down and update you guys on the things he’s been up to!
Now however, with the pace of life returning to normal, and his post-festival hangover kicking in, he wanted to sit down and share his shenanigans with the world…
(Click on the photos below to go to the gallery with captions.)
It all started with a beer festival at The British Leyland Commercial Vehicles Museum. On the way to the beer festival, Bananas Bunny DEMANDED that we stop of at a local craft ale pub. Apparently the best idea, on the way to a beer festival, is to stop and drink beer. Anyway, it soon became apparent what he REALLY wanted, since the ale house turned out to stock a banana beer.
It turned out that the pub also had a squeaky rubber pig, presumably some kind of dog toy. Bananas Bunny was predictably enthused by the idea of riding it after drinking his banana beer, and we failed entirely to stop him from making a fool of himself.
Having arrived at the British Leyland Commercial Vehicles Museum, and established that yes, you COULD drink beer and touch all their classic vehicles, Bananas Bunny wasted no time in installing himself on the Bonnet of a particularly fine vintage bus. He wishes modern buses looked as good!
Bananas Bunny thought this bus looked a bit like Kermit the Frog, with its froggy eyes and green colour. He had drunk a few real ales by this point though, so his judgement wasn’t all that it could be.
After the buses came the fire engines. Bananas Bunny was encouraged to, “Ride a fireman!” by his now fairly inebriated friends. He had no idea whether this was intended to be rude or not, but he did it anyway.
Bananas Bunny was surprised and excited by how hands-on the museum was prepared to allow inebriated bunny rabbits to be with their antique vehicles. He even got to sit behind the wheel as two dubious looking fire officers egged him on!
He hung around on the fire engine’s ladder until he was told to get down by some amused museum workers.
He had some time out with his friends after all the excitement with the fire engines, and used up some of his beer tokens before moving on to the most exciting part of the evening.
The Pope Mobile! Bananas Bunny had been looking forward to drinking beer next to the Pope Mobile, but what was to come was beyond his wildest little bunny dreams.
Because yes, the museum allowed him and his drunken friends to sit, drink beer and misbehave in The Pope Mobile itself. He was a very excited little bunny!
The next day dawned bright, and having shaken the cobwebs out of his head from the beer festival the night before, Bananas Bunny excitedly got himself ready to go to a cider festival at ‘Owd Nell’s Thatched Tavern.
There were loads of ciders of varying flavours and strengths available. Bananas Bunny was surprised to find that cider strengths start about where Beer strengths finish, and he very quickly realised that pacing himself would be the order of the day at a cider festival.
Pacing himself didn’t seem to last very long, however, and he soon discovered that cider could be purchased in cool jugs which held about 3 pints.
It wasn’t long before, predictably, Bananas Bunny was getting himself into all sorts of strange places…
…and making friends with random strangers…
…before finally chasing his friend round a flower bed at midnight. All-in-all a successful night!
Bananas Bunny has always been a fan of comic books, and the excitement that goes with a Comic Convention, so he took great delight in joining his friends at Preston Comicon the weekend after. He started off the morning with breakfast with The Cat in The Hat.
When he arrived at the convention, he immediately laid claim to The Iron Throne and the lands of Westeros. He felt that this was the rightful place for a powerful bunny such as himself.
He was a bit nervous about having his photograph taken with The Predator, but his friends all told him they’d go with him to keep him safe. Even so, he insisted on hiding in a paper bag, just in case.
After surviving his brush with The Predator, he was accosted by these terrifying creatures straight out of Silent Hill. He tried to escape, but they were just too quick for him.
Having escaped Pyramid Head, Bananas Bunny was almost immediately arrested by a particularly irate Judge Dredd, who insisted that he was a ‘perp’, probably guilty of something, and gave him a thorough questioning.
Arrests and attacks over, Bananas Bunny retired to his familiar stamping ground of the pub, where he had a late lunch with his friend Kelly from The Misfits.
He finally went back to his old friend The Cat in the Hat. He was still all little alarmed following the incidents with pan-galactic sociopaths, crazed murderers and strict judges, so he’s decided to keep his head down for a while.
Thanks for the update, Seb! Bananas might want a little quiet time now, but we’re sure he’ll be popping up again before long.