Metropolis Superman Celebration 2014

Each June, Metropolis, IL hosts a Superman Celebration as the home town of Superman.  The official Superman of the event, Josh Boultinghouse, draws attention as he walks thru town.
Each June, Metropolis, IL hosts a Superman Celebration as the home town of Superman. The official Superman of the event, Josh Boultinghouse, draws attention as he walks thru town.

 

For many years, I have missed the superman celebration which occurs in Metropolis, IL each June.  For one reason or the other, there has been something that kept me from going.  This year; I found a way to attend the event in coordination with our research on least terns.  It was as much fun as I hoped and it yielded a few interesting pictures.  I hope in future years to be able to attend more than one evening, but for now one evening was great.  These are a few shots from that evening.

 

A lady superman (Superwoman) checks her phone to make sure no emergencies require her super powers.  Nikon D4 with AFS Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 VRII.
A lady superman (Superwoman) checks her phone to make sure no emergencies require her super powers. Nikon D4 with AFS Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 VRII.

 

The event hosted a tug-of-war event with superman facing off against Batman.  Predictably Superman was the victor.  Nikon D4 with AFS Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 VRII.
The event hosted a tug-of-war event with superman facing off against Batman. Predictably Superman was the victor. Nikon D4 with AFS Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 VRII.

 

The Greatest American Hero made an appearance in Metropolis. Nikon D4 with AFS Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 VRII.
The Greatest American Hero made an appearance in Metropolis. Nikon D4 with AFS Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 VRII.

 

Costumes were not just for the young!   Everyone enjoyed the day.  Nikon D4 with AFS Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 VRII.
Costumes were not just for the young! Everyone enjoyed the day. Nikon D4 with AFS Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 VRII.

 

My favorite Superman of the evening.  He was dancing away....and no they were not footie pajamas.  Nikon D4 with AFS Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 VRII.
My favorite Superman of the evening. He was dancing away….and no they were not footie pajamas. Nikon D4 with AFS Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 VRII.

 

Clark Kent was there as well.  Nikon D4 with AFS Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 VRII.
Clark Kent was there as well. Nikon D4 with AFS Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 VRII.

 

The Riddler and the Scarecrow seemed to have Superwoman cornered.  Nikon D4 with AFS Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 VRII.
The Riddler and the Scarecrow seemed to have Superwoman cornered. Nikon D4 with AFS Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 VRII.

 

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