Nothing could prepare us* for the shuddering insight Stockholmers gave us into the Swedish Midsummer psyche.
While the rest of the world goes about its business, Swedes are dancing around maypoles and singing about funny little frogs.
There’s even a rumour, corroborated by some of the people we spoke to, that alcohol might be used to fuel the festivities. Watch and learn!
*We were fully prepared
Don't miss: The Local's guide to Midsummer madness