With TOTAL BUMMER 3D sneaking up on us faster than Pee Wee Herman can…uh…never mind, we will start spotlighting different bands that will be playing this years fest. With over 100 bands, it is going to get hard (no, this was not a reference to the above reference) to show you everything. But, we will do our best! Everyday at 4:00 we will highlight one band from outside of Florida and one from the GREAT State that we live in, Florida. dUh. We hope this will help you sift through the madness and find something that YOU are excited about.
Below is an excerpt from the write up by Amy Rebecca Klein, who is the founder of the national feminist artist and activist group Permanent Wave. Please take the time to read it.
“So, what if we made it easy for anyone to start a community music organization in their city or town? Furthermore, what if underground music organizations actually started working together to help each other—working even across city and state lines, and even when they’re serving really different communities? The results would be shocking—nothing less than the creation of a new, authentic, non-commercial, democratic counterculture with enough room for everyone’s voice.”
TOTAL BUMMER 3D is only 6 days away. The countless number of hours and phone calls that it took to make all this happen are almost over. Sloppy Kisses will open up TB3D Thursday night at Uncle Lous. There is nothing that I find more serendipitous than John Cusack and Kate Beckinsale smoochin’ in the rain. Again. And again. And one more time. But a close second would be Sloppy Kisses starting the weekend off because that is what this weekend will quickly turn into. A sloppy kiss a messy sweat drenching hug and/or an inappropriate ass grab. It’s easy when asked about why we do TOTAL BUMMER to run off into explaining our idealistic visions for the movement of music in Florida. But in 6 days, all that will be felt is a euphoric gratitude for the hundreds of friends that surround us.
We have called this week our Summer Camp. We are getting older and a little more adult(?) but this weekend always revitalizes the child like spirit in me. I will do inappropriate things. I will uncontrollably scream yell gibberish and burst into fits of gyrations that are not for the weak of heart. I will do this with the people I love. I will reunite with dear friends that I have only spent little time with but have done so much with that time.
For all of those who will share this weekend with us, we ask you to come with this same innocent starry eyed childish spirit. We ask for all of you to give to those around you and to share with them this experience. Spend time with each other and protect one another. Appreciate what each other has to give and encourage one another.
We are Spirit Cat. But really, we are just a bunch of junkies that love a feel good moment.