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Valentine's Day 2007

TILLYDRONE - the love story


On Valentine's Day people in Tillydrone found themselves surrounded by love hearts. The night before, me and some friends had been out with ladders and stuck the blood red vinyl hearts on all prohibition signs in the area. A few were taken down immediately by a group of late-night kids, running about with the love hearts stuck to their t-shirts. Most hearts stayed up for a week, some were taken down by local folk, but most of them I removed myself.

Through talks with local people I learned that the love hearts were extremely popular and that this was something everyone understood, the language of the simplest and best symbol in the world...