Mittenfest V

I spent last night at Woodruff’s, being jumped on by drunken friends and taking comfort in the fact that I was able to identify at least one person older than myself. (He was alone, seemed confused, and didn’t stay long, but he was there.) All in all, it was a good night, despite the humiliating Ms Pac-Man defeat, and the fact that people seemed obsessed by my breasts, which, in their defense, looked incredible due to the three-sizes-too-small sweater which I was forced to wear by local singer-song-writer Stef Chura, who, at some point earlier in the evening, had liberated it from Ypsilanti’s answer to Brian Wilson, Patrick Elkins, who, by the time I’d arrived, had barricaded himself in the mens bathroom. But, we’ll save that for another day… Right now, I want to share a few short videos that I shot. One is of Champions of Breakfast. The other is of Secret Twins. Both were great… Anyway, I’d like to congratulate the organizers on yet another successful Mittenfest, which, I’m told, if things go well tonight, may end up raising even more money than they did last year for 826michigan… If you haven’t been to Mittenfest yet, there’s still time. Festivities don’t conclude until 2:00 AM tonight. If you do go, be sure to stop by the 826 table at the back of the room and check out their publications, which are all written by insanely talented kids.

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  1. Beverly
    Posted January 2, 2011 at 9:49 pm | Permalink

    The Champions of Breakfast are incredible. They have all the energy of Andrew WK, only sexier, and with a sense of humor.

  2. aaron
    Posted January 2, 2011 at 11:25 pm | Permalink

    Despite some of secret twin’s weird political and humanitarian beliefs that I disagree with, I think they rock. People in Jackson really loved it when they came here and played! Keep it up guys!

    Also, I heard Long Whisker was pretty sweet.

  3. Knox
    Posted January 3, 2011 at 6:31 am | Permalink

    What weird political and humanitarian beliefs?

  4. Ted
    Posted January 3, 2011 at 9:09 am | Permalink

    Maybe they believe that the homeless should get to eat at fancy restaurants for free.

  5. Andy Ypsilanti
    Posted January 3, 2011 at 9:15 am | Permalink

    Andy Garris and Mittenfest presented 826 with a giant, PBR check for $15,000 last night. I wonder if will include an article on that as part of their obsession with Andy? Probably not, as it’s hard to make something like that sound controversial.

    Congratulations to all of the organizers, bands, and everyone else who worked so hard to make mittenfest a success. Great job.

    I already have posted over an hour of mittenfest videos to YouTube, and I have another 45 minutes from last night that I will post today.

  6. Edward
    Posted January 3, 2011 at 11:36 am | Permalink

    I can see disagreeing with someone on their political beliefs, but what kind of “humanitarian” views could they have that were so out of step with the rest of America? How radical could their beliefs be on feeding the poor? Personally, I’m much more concerned about the efforts of the Champions of Breakfast to increase the ratio of rat to nut in peanut butter.

  7. K2
    Posted January 3, 2011 at 1:37 pm | Permalink

    I always thought of Pat Elkins as the Barney Rubble to Mark’s Fred Flintstone.

  8. T Bob
    Posted January 3, 2011 at 4:09 pm | Permalink

    I live about two blocks from Woodruff’s and I think Mittenfest shat in my lawn.

  9. Bob
    Posted January 3, 2011 at 5:16 pm | Permalink

    Barney Rubble was always clean and well-scrubbed

  10. Steve Swan
    Posted January 3, 2011 at 9:16 pm | Permalink

    Not in the XXX version, Bob.

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