|First year Doug made us custom clown outfits, BM 2000|
photo by Glenn Campbell
Hard to believe but yes, we are actually going to make it to the dust this year!
Before all this bullshit happened, Doug had hoped we could go together this year, since he went with a harem of ladies last year and I was with Peter and friends the year prior.
|The year we did Klown Town, 2001|
Photo by Jon Ross
This was going to be our year. And it still will be. We were falling in love at the 1998 burn, and have nurtured and exhibited so much of our connection to each other in nearly every year since. The place is super sentimental and where so many of our closest companions are, and NOT going because of this cancer fuckery was going to forcefully suck. Words alone can't quite express how exuberant we are about the ability to have this time together out there.
|"That Guy" the Klown and iKandi the Klown, BM 2014|
Photo by I have no idea
Plus, Harley, one of the organizers of the BM, had asked both of us months ago to do some storytelling at one of the camps out there, to talk about the "days of yore". We had even had conference calls rehearsing some of the tales about the formation of the Greeters, which Doug was involved with from the start, and Media Mecca, which I helped organize in 1997 with Marian and many others.
Delighted to report that Doug's treatment has worked so well that the decision for us, and with the counsel of our doctors, is to FUCKING JUST GO!
Therefore, if any of you are out there- please come hear our talk! The details:
Camp: The Mansonian Institute
Date: Wednesday, August 28th
Addy: The corner of 6:30 and Diana (look behind the murals in the front)
There will be shade and a happy hour! Harley is moderating it and is one other talk, too. We are thankful to even have had rehearsal time with the famed Dixie de la Tour today to really prep. And Andie Grace also helped us think through our tales when she came to record a session with us a few weeks ago (to play in case we could not make it).
But we are going!
Will stay for a few days and see how Doug feels and likely get out of there early.
Watch for a report on how that experience went. It is sure to be super romantic, dramatic, spiritual and cathartic.