Today I went to the Royal Shrovetide Football Match in Ashbourne, England. It's basically a free for all with goals that are 3 miles apart. They play from 2pm to 10pm on Shrove Tuesday and Ash Wednesday. The shops are all boarded up and it's complete mayhem! Here is the wikipedia page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Shrovetide_Football I don't really like most of the photos, but it's an interesting event, so I thought I'd share them. "Turning up" the ball to begin the game: I like looking at all the faces in this one: A glimpse of the ball: In the pond: It gets rough and messy, so you shouldn't wear your best clothes: Suddenly I was right by the ball and trapped in a corner! There's some great pictures that other people have taken of people running through rivers and stuff if you google it.