- I thought I would cross-post here about Santarchy. I know that some of you participate, but I wanted to spread the word.
I did see a group in another city one year that had a bunch of steampunks join the Santarchy, in full steampunk gear. They each had a clockwork key on their backs, and were basically portraying WIND-UP TOYS!!!
Anyway, if you have Santa/Elf/Etc gear (steampunk or not) you're more than welcome to join in on the fun. Also, I will likely join up at the beginning and leave before the group gets to Soulard. I am hosting an after-party affair at my home in Vinita Park, so if you started at the Loop, you'd be close by to come and sip cider and eat warm foods.
Here is the information from the Santarchy list:
THE DATE IS SATURDAY DECEMBER 11th, 2010
HO HO uH-Oh! You better watch out, you better not cry, you better not pout, I'm
telling you why: Santarchy is coming to town!
It's time for St. Louis' own version of the time-honored tradition of
Santarchy. "What is Santarchy?" you say? Santarchy is better experienced than
explained, but I'll tell you this. All those with the affinity for the FrEaKy,
the curiosity of the CrAzY are invited to get dressed up in a Santa Suit and
join us in celebration of and/or protestation to the holiday season.
Dress as your own inner Santa or whatever other holidayesque outfit you create
and join us for an all day march all around St. Louis spreading holiday cheer
and presents. Yes, presents too. If you come across the mob of Santas you will
most likely leave with a gift. Previous gifts have included candy-canes, lumps
of coal, mutant toys, vegetables, special prizes, and many other twisted gifts
for the naughty and nice little boys and girls.
Santas shall stomp, stumble and spit across the city while chanting, "You
better Watch Out! You better Watch Out! You better Watch Out! You better Watch
Out!..." Come rampage through the city. All are welcome.
December 11th, 2010
11:30 Bar Cicero's
12:30 Bar Blueberry Hill
1:25 Metro Delmar -> Union Station Eastbound
1:45 Bar Key West
2:30 Bar Union Station Lobby Bar
3:30 Bar Tin Can, Downtown
4:15 Bar El Borracho
5:00 Photo The City Museum
5:45 Bar Lola
6:30 Bar Flamingo Bowl
7:15 Bar Jack Patrick's
7:55 Photo Photo Op City Gardens
8:42 Metro 8th & Pine -> Civic Center
9:01 Bus #73 14th & Spruce -> 12th & Russell
9:30 Bar Nadine's Gin Joint
10:05 Bar The Shanti
10:40 Bar 1860's Hardshell Cafe
11:15 Bar Bar Molly's
12:29 Bus Soulard Farmers Market/Broadway
#30 Soulard -> Arsenal/Grand
12:30 Bar CBGBs
1:10 Bar Mangia Italiano