VeloMutation 2005

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PedalPlay...sister to the MC3s annual fundraiser went off this year…like really went off…it just isn’t me and my biased opinion..the only conversation I seemed to have all nite was peeps telling me how great the party was…which could have got old but I was having a great time myself….

First of all I had a meltdown in Dressew when Sara called to tell me that the Sprockettes had confirmed they were going to play our part…like really fighting back tears of joy while my friend asks me “Jim are you going to be okay???” which was cool because it totally convinced her to come to the party and she had the best time ever….

To summarize…the weekend really started on Friday when the MC3 gathered at the shop to do prep for the party…a last bit of tidying….setting up Ians POVs…David arrived with the swag…new MC3 t-shirts and patches for sale at the party…the good ones went immediately as we modeled swapped and mock bitched….a bunch of beer was bought and we settled into not working and just hanging out…the excitement level spiked when DeadBabies Soren and Stephanie called on the cel to get directions…and then spiked again when they showed up with Sparks..and then spiked again when Rhino and the RevPhil of the ZooBomb pulled up…and we all melted into a puddle of ecstacy…when The Sprockettes…kinda walked in the door…we laughed, drank, got to know each other until it was time to go to bed…terrible directions were given and off we went…The Dead Babies and theZooBomb to my house and the Sprockettes to DeLizious’ house in deep Kits…

The next morning we gathered in a parkoff fourth and Dan and RevPhil cooked a mad breakfast on a portable camp grill..Lee did some werd and we split to finish setting up the party…it was super hard to part from our guests it is always so special to share stories and ideas and histories with like minded over the top bike freaks but we had to set the stage for the best biker party ever….

Which went like this

First of all as my friend says you know it is going to be a great party when you can't find bike parking for six blocks

Out in the street Skylar and the Urban Assualt put on a show leaping over their ramps, doing tricks and working the crowd into a rabid frenzy with the megaphone…the crowd wanted to see the limits pushed and Urban Assualt did not disappoint…afterwards the ramps opened and the Pedal Powered Tank was launched..well sort of…around ten a half dozen riders took off on a scavenger hunt competing for prizes like a toaster oven…beer tickets…some MC3 and Sprockette swag…when they got back the fixy contests started and then the cops arrived it was around two and they wanted to know if we had a permit to shut down the street…uh noo

Inside the compound...under the lights of the refinery and amidst the scrapped cars.... peeps were enjoying the POV tower.... which performed flawlessly less the flawless part…but popular nonetheless...the make out chopper which was a huge hit with the Sprokettes and they posed on it in various states and configurations….Donald was cooking burgers and Maitland was projecting slides and finally the first band Pink Noise arrived…Kim one of the mechanics from OCB is the drummer and she kicks ass…their set went off and people were crowded around…next up were Channels Three and Four who arrived without any gear like a true avant garde band…they broke a drum and stopped playing….which was okay because that put us on schedule and the Sprokettes were up…people crowded around and were blown away…DJ Guyo dropped the needle on the rock tracks after their set and kept the party going and kept it going……..until final shut down at 4am..Dj Seamus was on hand to spot him off with some hot electroclash and the whole dance floor was smiling

Inside the studio the bar was hopping serving beer and wine to thirsty partiers…James was working the bar and his blue party pants…I am surprised he kept his shirt on the whole nite…next to him Yosie was serving out blender drinks and zuchinni loaf…the Djs started up at ten with TNT spinning.... then Corrior.... then DJ Bad…then Micheal Red to melt it all down….everytime I went into the space it was a sweating goopy mess of smiling happy faces….as soon as the decks started spinning the people started dancing and did not stop..until the final shutdown…and Jessica had decorated the space all pretty like with yards of silk..and Maitland was projecting more slides

We all ate the leftover volunteer food that Jack had brought in the back of the pickup truck…and Liz and I went back to my place to sleep and the floor of my house and my room was covered with sleeping Sprockettes…and I went to sleep with visions of the best party ever flashing before my eyes…whoa thatnks every one who helped and was there and supported us...

The next day we woke up and had breakfast again in the sunshine by the water and drank bloody marys and talked about how we would hook up again and go to Portland and Seattle...and build more ties between our communities and what kind of shows we could put on..and events we could throw and all the good things that a great weekend can inspire in you....thanks so much DeadBabies, ZooBomb, and the Sprokettes for coming and partying with meant tonnes and I can't wait to see you all again



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