PORTLAND, OR -- A Saturday, July 14th date has been confirmed for a "draft card" burning celebration at the Ankeny Stage (just south of the Burnside Bridge) at the Tom McCall Waterfront Park in Portland. Permits and event insurance have been completed as of last Friday.
The event will be a mixture of a celebration and protest. A protest because we will be protesting our draft into consumer culture by burning credit card offers, celebritiy magazines, junk mail, shopping catalogs, etc. in a fire (already approved and permitted by the Fire Marshal).
A celebration because we will be celebrating the freedom that entails! We will have an all-day open jam where all musicians are invited from any musical backround. Specific musicians and bands may at times perform solo.
All people and groups are invited to protest or celebrate whatever they wish -- we are simply providing the framework for the event, you can fill it in for whatever is meaningful to you.
If you are a band or musician wishing to play, we will have electricity available (though acoustic is an option as well), please contact Josh at 503.274.9614, or just show up!
As we cannot collect donations at the time of the event, any contributions financial or otherwise are gladly welcome.
Fuck the Rose Fest, let's make our own!!