The complete Totally Awesome Fest 10 line-up beginning with Sunday’s city-wide Easter egg hunt!

    Since last week’s press conference, Ypsilanti has been in the grip of Totally Awesome Fest fever. You can’t leave your home, it seems, without getting tangled up in drunken beard, wet lips smacking against your ear, speculating as to what Patrick Elkins may have up his sleeve this year. Well, earlier this morning, a bit more was revealed, as the following list was stuck to my front door with clove chewing gum, Martin Luther style, along with the following image warning me not to share it. (I suck at keeping secrets.)




    7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. City-Wide Egg Hunt


    12:01 p.m. Secret Brunch in the Woods

    Water Street Commons (River St. & E. Michigan Ave.):

    6:00 p.m. Potluck
    7:00 p.m. Jo Pie Whyld
    7:30 p.m. Joey Molinaro
    8:15 p.m. Amanda Krugliak
    9:00 p.m. Patrick Elkins presents: “The True Love Story of the Wizard & the Swamp Witch”


    Ypsilanti District Library – Michigan Ave. Branch (229 W. Michigan Ave.):

    9:00 p.m. Ypsilanti Library-To-Library Walking Tour w/ host Mark Maynard
    Poetry Eating Contest & Pie Reading Competition to follow at Water Street Commons Library


    Electric Waterfall Castle (308 Washtenaw Ave.):

    Doors at 9:00 p.m.
    10:00 – 11:00 p.m. “Taco Tuesday Noize Nite”: one hour of simultaneous performances in each room of the venue (with snacks TBA) featuring Andara, Chemical Valley, Croidoid, DJ Homonormal Park, JAV, Magic Markers, MC Trashpedal, Ooze Dude, Princess Xanthipe, Thom Elliott, and more!


    Voss Acres (4847 Merritt Rd.):

    9:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. Outdoor Film and Pizza Pajama Party. Local films including “Telepathic Telephones“, Totally Awesome Fest 10: Totally Awesome Week Press Conference (Extended Director’s Cut)”, and “Surprise in the Woods” will be shown and free pizza from Voss’s Zas will be served.


    The Ugly Mug Cafe (317 W. Cross St.):

    6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Totally Awesome Patio Party


    VG Kids (884 Railroad St.):

    5:00 p.m. Happy Campers
    5:30 p.m. Curtains
    6:00 p.m. Creode
    6:30 p.m. Oak Openings
    7:00 p.m. Juniper Baby
    7:30 p.m. Shells
    8:00 p.m. Snesi
    + Live Painting organized by Community Rebirth
    + Ben Miller’s Take-Home Fashion Show

    Dreamland Theater (26 N. Washington St.):

    9:30 p.m. Ministry of Boredom
    10:00 p.m. Lord of the Yum-Yum
    10:45 p.m. Minus 9
    11:15 p.m. Wicker Chairs
    11:45 p.m. Chit Chat
    12:30 a.m. Girth
    1:00 a.m. Buffalo Coven Party
    1:30 a.m. Public Urination


    12:01 p.m. Totally Awesome Fest 10 Pancake Parade

    The Little Weasel House (814 Stanley St.):

    1:00 p.m. Dan Florida
    1:30 p.m. B.S.R.B.
    2:00 p.m. Sam Finch
    2:30 p.m. May Pie
    3:00 p.m. Dear Darkness
    3:30 p.m. Growth Spert
    4:00 p.m. Brian R. Tucker
    4:30 p.m. Izzy Johnson
    5:30 p.m. Vomit Express
    6:00 p.m. Nick Painter
    6:30 p.m. The Lovelies
    + Live Painting organized by Community Rebirth
    + Ben Miller’s Take-Home Fashion Show

    Dreamland Theater (26 N. Washington St.):

    Totally Awesome Jessie Bott Birthday Party
    w/ DJ Buffalo Coven Party
    8:30 p.m. Salt City
    9:00 p.m. The Dreamland Puppet Troupe
    9:30 p.m. Jovantoes
    10:00 p.m. Emily Jane Powers
    10:45 p.m. Deadbeat Beat
    11:30 p.m. Manhole
    12:30 a.m. The Real Spicollis
    1:00 a.m. The PreMadonnas
    1:30 a.m. Unicorn


    Riverside Park (5 E. Cross St.):

    9:00 a.m. Croquet Tournament * Grand Prize: A date with Hollis Coats to Sidetrack Bar and Grill (additional prizes for Best Shades, Best Dressed Pet, and Best Slam Dunk will also be awarded)

    The House of Mole (310 Maple St.):

    11:45 a.m. Video Games
    12:30 p.m. Modern Lady Fitness
    1:00 p.m. Stef Chura
    1:30 p.m. Annie Palmer
    2:00 p.m. Animal Magic
    2:30 p.m. The Blob
    3:30 p.m. Richard Album
    4:00 p.m. Van Houten
    4:30 p.m. Weed
    5:00 p.m. Sex Police
    5:30 p.m. Rebel Kind
    6:30 p.m. Man vs. Indian Man
    + Live Painting organized by Community Rebirth
    + Ben Miller’s Take-Home Fashion Show

    Woodruff’s (36 E. Cross St.):

    8:00 p.m. White Dwarf
    8:45 p.m. The Understorey
    9:30 p.m. Truman
    10:30 p.m. The Jols
    11:30 p.m. Nausea Valley
    12:30 p.m. Disinformants

    From what I understand, millions of Easter Eggs will be left around the City early Sunday morning. They will all include something special, but only one, from what I’m told, will include a map to tomorrow’s “Secret Brunch in the Woods.” The person who finds it will then have a serious choice to make. She can either choose to keep the information to herself, and dine alone in the woods, or she can let the world know… perhaps by leaving a comment on this site, which would kind of make sense given that this is pretty much the official blog of Totally Awesome Fest… a title I will totally disavow should anything terrible happen over the next week. And, speaking of terrible things, I’m told that, among the prizes being left in the eggs will be chocolate tampons.

    update: If you want to get a sense as to what the Totally Awesome Fest vibe is like, here’s some footage I shot a few years ago which I think does a pretty good job of capturing it.

    update: Here’s a recording of the Ooze Dude / Princess Xanthipe / MC Trashpedal / Sujit Das / P.E. / JAV jam from WCBN’s Local Music Show a few days ago.

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      1. anonymous
        Posted April 19, 2014 at 4:02 pm | Permalink

        I see that Friday’s events end with public urination.

      2. Posted April 19, 2014 at 4:30 pm | Permalink

        Surprised we don’t have an Ypsi Pooper band yet.

        Also, I’m trying to add links where I can, but I don’t know most of these bands. If you do, and there’s somewhere appropriate that I can link to, please let me know.

      3. 734
        Posted April 19, 2014 at 5:42 pm | Permalink

        Totally Awesome Fest always ends with public urination.

      4. Egg
        Posted April 19, 2014 at 8:19 pm | Permalink

        Hipster level 120.

      5. Vroot
        Posted April 19, 2014 at 10:15 pm | Permalink

        Is “Public Urination” a reference to Nathan K?

      6. Edward
        Posted April 20, 2014 at 6:44 am | Permalink

        Happy Easter. Totally Awesome Fest is officially on.

      7. Erika
        Posted April 20, 2014 at 9:42 am | Permalink

        This looks, well, awesome! Ticked I’ll be gone this week but going to go Easter egg hunting later today.

      8. Jason
        Posted April 20, 2014 at 10:02 am | Permalink

        Tickled to wake up and find an easter egg on my mailbox! If only it had been the brunch one… Oh well, breakfast candy at least.

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