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Kell and I spent Saturday and part of Sunday at SOAK which was excellent. The site was as close to perfect as it gets. There was plenty of space to spread out (which helped with folks being able to get away from the noise a bit), but not so much that it was a pain to get to anything including the swimming hole. The energy was great. The pyro was both fun to watch, and relatively safe. The art was sparce, but I think more of that will come into play as this event is more well known in the community.

The man was interesting as it was built as a community event from scrap. Many hands built him, and it turned out really well. (He looked less like a man, and much more like a twisty tree with some suggestions of the man which I personally liked a lot.) On a side note, I have rarely seen volunteer firemen smile that much. The chief came down to watch the event, and all his guys dutifully donned their fire laminates before lining up to watch the show. They were especially happy when many girls asked if they could sit on their truck to watch the burn. A few of them even came back later (once they were out of uniform) to come play.

From a ranger perspective it was all very low key, and I had a lot of fun wandering around the event chatting with folks.

All in all it was a success due to a whole lot of people putting their back's into it. More than ever I think that it is time for me to really work on an installation for local stuff.


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Jul. 18th, 2006 11:23 pm (UTC)
Sugar, it was the bee's knees! How the heck are you?
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Jul. 23rd, 2006 05:32 am (UTC)
Re: :)
You can find me at Spatial Delivery. We don't have placement yet, but I will post when I have it.
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