Sunday, August 25, 2013

Fantasy getaway: Bedford, Ohio

Welcome to fabulous Bedford, Ohio!

This weekend, Bedford hosts the much-anticipated Cleveland Pagan Pride festival. Hope over here for more magical pix of the event courtesy of your humble hostess.

A mysterious millrace adjacent to Tinkers Creek in Bedford's historic Viaduct Park.

Uptown shoes at Twisted Blu Boutique.

A seductress temps from the shelves of Spirit Apothecary on the strip in bustling downtown Bedford.

And finally, hitting rock bottom after a whirlwind afternoon in breathtaking Bedford, Ohio

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Anonymous said...

Reckon one those goth white witches could transform me into a 20 year old sex machine?


Erin O'Brien said...

Sex machine? No doubt in my mind. They 20-year-old part might be a bit of a tall order, though.

Anonymous said...

Damn. Age before Beauty.


Hal said...

For some reason, I have the impression you aren't terribly impressed with Bedford, OH.

Erin O'Brien said...

We had a blast. Impressed? I guess it's a matter of relativity. It's good to see a funny little burg like Bedford pump life back into the old downtown strip with small businesses. And they are a bit quirky, but seem to be holding their own.

I wouldn't knock Bedford, but I might josh around a bit with it. Either way, I was happy to leave $30 or so there. And you gotta love a town that welcomes the Pagans back every year.

traci said...

I Erin, I am very interested in reading the the article you wrote for the Cleveland Free Times -"Goodbye Sister Disco". I cannot find a copy of it anywhere. Is it out there somewhere?

Erin O'Brien said...

Thanks so much for dropping in, Traci.

The original link has been dead for ages. I just uploaded a PDF of the article and you should be able to view it here.

If that doesn't work, email me at and I will send you an e-copy.

Anonymous said...

Great article! Thank you! I wish it went on for 9 more pages! Your article took me back to a wonderful time in my life! You see, while going through some papers at my mother's house I found a copy of Night Moves Newsletter - Cleveland Disco News. It was the Nov-Dec 1978 issue. My boyfriend and I attended their Halloween costume contest and won first prize! There is a picture of us dressed in our costumes on the inside of the newsletter. (Grace Jones is in the newsletter) AFter finding "Disco News" I did a google search on Night Moves and a reference to your article appeared. THank you for forwarding it to me. I soaked up every word. Damn, those were fun times! Thank you for taking the time to forward the article to me!

Erin O'Brien said...

Thank you for the kind words, Traci. So glad to hear you liked the article and that it brought back memories.