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Lets’ have a Totally Awesome Feast next year

I don’t want to take on one more project, so this idea is free to anyone who wants it… Next year, there should be a Totally Awesome Feast in conjunction with Totally Awesome Fest. We should close a street and do it up right. Maybe cook a tofu pig in a pit, or something. As […]

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Tracking down Patrick Elkins and forcing him to talk about Totally Awesome Fest 9

Last year, when Patrick Elkins, the densely-bearded, enigmatic recluse behind Ypsilanti’s Totally Awesome Fest, called a press conference to announce the line-up for the annual fertility ritual masquerading as a city-wide music festival, I was the only person to show up. And, as you might recall, it didn’t go well. This year, unsurprisingly, there was […]

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The totally confrontational Totally Awesome Fest press conference

Ypsilanti’s more densely bearded, somewhat less murderous, and considerably less black version of Don King, Patrick Elkins, called a press conference yesterday to announce the lineup of the 8th annual Totally Awesome Fest, which begins this Friday evening at 5:00, in the field behind VG Kids. I suppose, in retrospect, that it should have been […]

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Watch out for the puppet Mark!

I was sitting at the bar at Haab’s a few weeks ago, enjoying a beer, when thickly-bearded local troubadour Patrick Elkins sidled up alongside me and whispered in my ear that, at that very moment, a crew was assembled at the Dreamland Theater, busily working on a “Mark Maynard puppet.” Or, he may have said […]

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