The City-wide Easter egg hunt is on, and everyone is looking for the map to the secret brunch in the woods!


Squirrel eating a Totally Awesome Fest egg outside the Co-op… It better not be the one with the secret brunch location!” -Georgina Susan

I went out this morning with the kids looking for Totally Awesome Fest eggs, and we had a great time, not only finding them for ourselves, and, in some instances, moving them to more creative locations, but also seeing people who’d never heard of Totally Awesome Fest finding them and trying to make sense of them. We did however see one thing that kind of bummed me out… One of our resident drifters was making his way from egg to egg a few blocks ahead of us, opening them up, eating the candy when he found some, and then just tossing the egg shells and other assorted non-consumable goodies to the ground. It sucks when people ruin what are otherwise beautiful community events, but I’m trying not to let it bother me. After all, I keep telling myself, we live in a city, and some folks are dealing with significant mental health issues. (He could have just been a littering asshole, but I’m trying to be generous.) At any rate, if you see egg shells around town, please pick them up this weekend and bring them with you to any of the Totally Awesome Fest shows that you might be attending. A lot of us are volunteering to go out in search of unclaimed or discarded eggs over the next few days, but, just in case we miss a few, we’d like to know that they get picked up. Thanks.

And did anyone find the secret brunch in the woods?

[Thank you, Georgina for sending the photo.]

update: I ran into Patrick on Sunday night and asked him if anyone had found their way to the secret brunch in the woods. Here’s his response.

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  1. Georgina Hickey
    Posted April 20, 2014 at 1:21 pm | Permalink

    We had a bunch of fun rolling around depot town this morning, finding eggs and re-hiding most of them. Thanks to those who made it happen!

  2. Mr. Y
    Posted April 20, 2014 at 2:28 pm | Permalink

    I kept the parachute man. I put back everything else. I looked in about half a dozen. I was going to trade up for chocolate tampon, but never found one.

  3. Egg
    Posted April 20, 2014 at 6:33 pm | Permalink

    I’m not sure how they did it but I found one in my bed.

  4. anonymous
    Posted April 21, 2014 at 10:55 am | Permalink

    Word is that one of the eggs was full of soup.

  5. Liz DMG
    Posted April 22, 2014 at 1:52 pm | Permalink

    I saw several on my way to yoga at Ypsi Studio and took two home to my kids. One had buttons in it, and my four year thought that was awesome.

    We saw two more while getting gas at the CITGO at Washington & Cross later in the day, so each of our kids claimed one.

    It was cool.

  6. Patrick Elkins
    Posted April 22, 2014 at 3:27 pm | Permalink

    My working theory is that squirrels found the brunch.

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