JANUARY 30 WHAT'S DIS TING THEY CALL DISTING?
What, you never heard of Disting? You live under a rock or sumthin'? Well, let me enlighten you with my expert knowledge, gained in just these past five minutes using Google!
Those crazy Swedes have been getting together since like Odin was a baby, every year in early
February, to put on what amounts to a week-long giant yard sale. At night, they'd make a few casual off-hand sacrifices for peace (checks out), the King (of course), and "female powers." OK. The advent of Christianity pretty much put the kibosh on the whole sacrifice thing, but they still gather ever year in Uppsala for a swap meet. Alright, enough with the history lecture, this is about the Disting Nordic Fire Festival, coming on February 25 to Barrelhouse in Knoxville, TN. And "fire" will be the word of the day. Peppery hot wing flights, new spicy meads just for the occasion (ghost pepper. Yes, ghost pepper), and a fire show. And guess who's coming strong with the live music? Yeah, it's us. We start at around 1PM and we'll end around 6PM. Come on out and warm up from winter with some extreme wings and meads!
Did you know? The Old Norse word for lady is "Dís," and the Old Germanic word for gathering is "ting" (or "thing," in modern English). Hence, "Disting." Whatever.
NOVEMBER 9 THE GOD OF WINTER MUST BE APPEASED!
and you're in the ballpark. Ullr was some kind of super-badass who could ski faster than anyone and he wasn't too shabby at archery, either. Ullr Fest celebrates winter fun, Viking style, and it's as good an excuse as any to throw down, am I right? The 'Jacks will be responsible for entertaining you with live music as you feast on ginormous turkey legs, have your tarot cards read, drink delicious local mead and throw sharp axes around. Now re-read that last sentence and tell me you're not interested, and I'll call you a big fat liar. So for the love of Ullr, make plans to join us and start your holiday season like a Scandinavian! Skål!
Sat. 6PM - 9PM, Sun. 1PM - 6PM
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