POTENTATES

This, I believe, is the Virginia Beach City Council preparing to march in the Neptune Festival parade. It's kind of a charming tradition, actually: the council members sashay down the street to "Jack & Diane" by John Cougar Mellencamp and the townsfolk stuff dollar bills into their waistbands. At a banquet that evening, the mayor presents the dollar bills to the Developer of the Year. The townsfolk think the money is going to the homeless, but that's part of the fun.