In the wake of recent troubles with city park officials,
The Red Bull company, makers of the popular energy drink, have made an offer to rent a space for bike polo players.
Another example of corporations coopting a home-grown piece of culture, swooping in to feed on the victims of bankrupt civil society...
Anyway, here's an excerpt of an email thread between various bike polo players:
>>> Two things:
>>> First the good news. Scotty has told me that Red Bull is interested
> helping us find and finance a private lot. What we, as a group, need to
>>> is to put together a wish list and send it with scotty NEXT TUESDAY.
>>> This means that if you have some time to look through commercial
> and find a parking lot or a warehouse that we can rent. I think a
> warehouse would be best because it's covered and lit. If we can get our
> shit together and get this off by TUESDAY, then we can get this shit
> done sooner, and we don't have to worry about getting kicked out by
> anyone anymore.
>> aircraft hanger?
>> perpetual influx of (used) moutain bikes.
>> satellite imaging.
>> shoes make piggy sounds when you step down on the heel.
>> perpetual influx of mallets/balls.
>> shirts with r kelley's face on them.
>> hats for bats.
>> Good job on the wishlist. I'm sure Scotty will come back with some
> news. As for polo this wednesday, I think we should meet at the school
> at 6:30 and play until 8:30 and then make a move. Tonight I'd like to
> get some folks together for a lit parking lot ride. If anyone is
> interested, we should meet at 9:00 or so. Give me a call if you want.
> Also if anyone has any suggestions of where to look, now is a good time.
> We also need to start looking for a parking lot, to propose to red bull.
> Any ideas or research on that can be looked at tonight.