As we discussed in January, the tenth anniversary of this site is fast approaching, and I’ve been thinking of constructive, creative ways to mark the occasion… Well, things are finally beginning to take shape, and I have a date for you to enter into your iPhones, carve into your thighs, shave into the fur of your pets, etc. The event will take place at Woodruff’s on the evening of Saturday, September 8. As of right now, I’m only at liberty to tell you that Minus9 will be performing, but I can assure you that the evening will be action packed. (If we play our cards right, I even think that a certain someone could be persuaded to come out of retirement for the night.)
I’ve got a few ideas as to what we could do between bands, but I’d love to hear your thoughts as well… I don’t know if I could persuade any of them to come out, but I’m thinking, for instance, that it would be fun to get some of our more beloved trolls on stage to address the crowd. (A Troll Talent Show, maybe. Wouldn’t it be cool to see EOS singing Bohemian Rhapsody?) Or, if they refuse, maybe we could get a few folks to do dramatic readings of some of their more epic, hate-filled comments. (Do you have favorites to suggest?) And Linette was thinking that it would be fun if people brought interesting items with them, so that we could have a Community Show and Tell, which I think sounds promising. And, while I don’t think I’m qualified to receive the key to the city, I do think that it would be kind of cool if the Mayor would come out, with tears in his eyes, and say something heartfelt and beautiful about how much worse off the city would be without this blog.
Oh, and I’ve decided that, whatever we do, we’ll charge $5 at the door and give all of the money, at the end of the night, to Fly Chirldren’s Art Center to fund their work in Ypsi schools.
And, yes, this is what I’ve chosen to write about tonight, rather than Romney’s Israel trip.
[note: This is so serious of an undertaking, I've even made a Facebook event page for it.]