Audio postcard: Meter maids at the March March Parade

Mar 2, 2012

What happens when four self-proclaimed parking violators get together for True/False Film Festival's annual March March Parade? They get dressed up as meter maids. The theme for this year's festival is "the influencing machine," and the four women picked parking meters as their chosen apparatuses. Ann Breidenbach, Jacquelyn Sandone, Barbie Reid and Elizabeth Bergman say they want to remind out-of-town filmgoers to watch out for parking tickets. KBIA's Harum Helmy bring us an audio postcard from this year's parade. 

The women donned French maid costumes, carried feather dusters and makeshift parking meters, as they waved signs that say "Feed yer meter!" They handed out 'violation' tickets, too. 

Bergman says she's been to the festival and the March March parade every year since the tradition started. She says the festival is a chance for documentary enthusiasts to hobnob with filmmakers.

"But [the filmmakers are] hobnobbing with the town," Bergman says. "I think they're more thrilled than we are, probably, because they love the town of Columbia."