Well, I hope I don't offend and I appreciate what volunteers are doing but Last Thursday is over. I feel like it's not a community event anymore. I would know, i helped create it. It's now kind of an unpaid beer commercial/hook up party/ real estate developer feeding frenzy. Most of the folks who live there don't like Last Thursday so it's hard for me to sell it to others when asked. I love the performers, old friends and several other true Alberta street heroes. I will totally back them all the way. People think I'm cool with everything all the time but I can't get behind a blight like that. Some things last too long. I have some unpopular opinions. Maybe because too many unrelated profiteers have infiltrated LT. People blame the city, but the mob is really belligerent and often too thick to even ride a bike in. Topher and Dingo had their asses handed to them when the Clown House lasted too long. All T's wonderful creations were destroyed by drunken hipsters and D.D. lost everything. I also saw really bad people manipulate the situation for their own designs. Awful people got credit for good deeds and good people got accused of bad things. yuk! I always thought that it should move to a more uptight part of town like Foster Powell or 82nd and anywhere st. . A place that really needs the stick pulled from it's ass. In the beginning when M4 was a few intrepid folks with marching band equipment in a shopping cart , the clown house were all undercover activists, people listened to rock music and fistfights were more common.. .the locals called Last Thursday "White Night"( because that was the only time white folks came out.). Our mission then was "Lets get some sticks out of asses"People round here are too pissed off.. We rocked it for many years, loosened up the hood and saw many splendid things. I think it's safe to say people on Alberta have loosened up just fine. The personal autonomous zones work best when they are there for a good reason. If you just need a playground for obnoxious 20-30-somthings please keep it at Burning man or move it somewhere that people don't have to work/school in the morning. D.D.
Thanks for calling me friends...It's not me http://shmanarchy.blogspot.com/ I don't own a gun, I've never had a drivers licence and I don't ever drive. and I would NEVER EVER wear mardi gras beads. I wouldn't even trade my tall bike for a car.
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