I received a press release that kind of doesn't make sense, but maybe I'm just too simple to understand the deeper meaner. In fact, it seems like a spam email, but it is not. I have a great appreciation for creative ways of promoting events, and I as read through this press release, I realized the press release is promoting what sounds like a really fun event filled with jugglers, wrestlers, aerialists, and live music this Sunday, March 16, at the Re-bar. Read for yourself:
Once in a time, people had no reason to fear the dark. Then the world went dark. They had no reason to worry about loneliness. Then they were alone. They had no reason to worry about food, shelter, and warmth....until there was none. The Man with the Big Smokey Hat, and his son Charlie Death crippled the world we knew. They gave us reason to worry...but those reasons are vanishing as we find new communities. We gain help in rebuilding. We gain family to make us strong. We gain reasons to again rejoice. Get Loweded, the traveling celebration of hope, life and survival helps us rejoice. Get Loweded is returning to celebrate that nectar of the gods that has become out bread, drink and bond in this post apocalyptic world. Get Loweded is returning when the lunar cycle hits March 16 to celebrate the birth of that Nectar and it's creator St. Patrick Swayze!
Created in his roadhouse in 1933, the nectar became a central point to bonding, community and gathering....much as it is now! And how we will celebrate it! We have found a collection of talents in our travels the last month to dazzle and amaze the peoples of the Emerald City among them:
Billy the Fridge: probably the greatest person you know. If you don't know him, he is probably the biggest void in your life, yet to be filled. Seriously, you love him... even if you don't know it yet. Large in stature and mic skills, Billy will amaze you.
Michele Frances: Michele Frances can fly. She is exempt from the ancient laws of gravity.
Former members of SSP: Before the apocalypse, there was a group of performers who held staged feats of combat theater. They will show you skills to use in the this crazy world of ours against mutants, Texans and bandits.
Matthew Swope: Matthew Swope juggles...incredibly well and excitingly awesome.
The Rebar is one of my favorite clubs in Seattle because it's got a lot of character and it hosts some unique performances. And by character, I mean it's a little divey in a really good way. The venue attracts a wide variety of people ranging from breakdancers to drag queens to rockers to whatever. I have never had a bad time at this venue. On other nights at the Re-bar, you can also check out Dina Martini's drag show, which has become a staple of Seattle's subculture over the past two decades.
Event: Get Loweded Gets Apocalyptic: the Birthday of Booze
Date and Time: March 16, 2009 9pm
Location: Re-bar (1114 Howell St.)