[dorkbotsea-blabber] Fwd: Finally! Complete Pumpkin Debauchery!
Seattle's 2nd Annual Naked Pumpkin Run
beaty at chem.washington.edu
Tue Oct 23 21:26:06 EDT 2007
fwd from seattlecacophony:
>From: Daniel Johnson <apr2007organicpartyorg>
>Date: Mon, 22 Oct 2007 22:51:58 -0700
>Subject: [seattlecacophony] Finally! Complete Pumpkin Debauchery! Seattle's 2nd Annual Naked Pumpkin Run
>On a chilly, dark Halloween night in 2007, Seattle set a new record
>for the largest inaugural Naked Pumpkin Run event with seven brave
>Pumpkin Head runners plus a small entourage of friends!
>Yes my ghoulish comrads, the time of the year to don our favorite
>orange squash fruit and run like Jack-o-lantern-possessed freaks and
>fools is nearly upon us!
>the 2nd Annual Seattle Naked Pumpkin Run (NPR)
>Wednesday, Oct 31, 2007 Halloween - Meetup at 9:15 PM
>+ (NEW) Daylight Naked Pumpkin Run (Saturday, Nov 3, 2007) on a small
>stretch of the Burke Gilman Trail (details revealed on Halloween night)
>The super shady meetup/start location for the Halloween Run will be at
>the Green Lake Park *East Beach* - same as last year
>meet at the lifeguard elevated chair, inside of the 2.8 mile inner
>walk/bike trail, and adjacent to/just west of the Community Center/
>Evans Pool (7201 E. Green Lake Drive N). Similar to last year, we
>will be jogging a short distance around the lake, around the streets
>a bit, whatever else the group wants to do (the night will still be
>Anybody up to offering to carpool to another location (Ive got a few
>additional ideas depending how brave everybody feels after the main
>run) or providing a place for an afterparty? We are also looking for
>a pumpkin carving pre-run party host and location.
>How long will the run be? Well discuss it before we run, but last
>year we just winged it. We actually ran/jogged/stumbled a good
>distance, 15-25 minutes or so, believe it or not, since the entire
>Green Lake area seemed completely desolate. There is no planned route
> the nature of the run will be at times random, confused, ridiculous
>and often highly exuberant!
>Last year there were few people on the path, and surprisingly few out
>driving on the streets. People were honking, pulling over and
>screaming, giving us cheers, people in the Green Lake Community
>Center were taking our picture with their mobile phone cameras as we
>posed in front of the entrance, it was awesome! Yes, whatever fear
>you have of the run will be quickly replaced by the enthusiasm of
>complete strangers cheering you on!
>We have been asked by Vladamir Leber at Naked Pumpkin Run Central in
>Boulder to try to find someone to videotape or photograph our Seattle
>run so we can share pictures with the other cities and to help
>promote the run in the future. Approved documentation people will be
>asked to only shoot people with their pumpkins on, or if not, with
>special permission. Perhaps we can produce our own underground art
>film (see examples below). Contact me if you can help! Picture CD-Rs
>are still available from last years run for last years participants
>and their friends.
>What to bring:
>*A carved out pumpkin, large enough to fit over your head, with big
>openings that you can see out of while running/jogging a short
>distance. Buy your pumpkins soon the big ones may start disappearing!
>**For those wearing real pumpkins, Cleo recommends wearing shower
>caps so your hair doesn't get icky.
>** Franz has made four papier-mâché pumpkin heads for $17-25 per
>pumpkin (sliding scale). Rent one for the evening for $5 - cheap!
>Please e-mail me ASAP if you are interested (aside from my own, there
>are only three available). These are lightweight and reusable.
>*Shoes/socks you can jog in
>*Something to put your clothes in (unless you want to take a small
>risk and leave your clothes where you took them off)
>**One popular idea is to use a trick or treat bag for your clothes to
>**accessories: glowsticks, el-wire-ware, et cetera. The area we will
>be starting our run is _very dark_, you may want to bring a bright
>flashlight to see your way. Of course you can just follow the aimless
>ass of the clown in front of you.
>*Bring a towel if you are crazy enough to take this experience one
>step further into the lake afterwards. So far, no one has been crazy
>enough to do this.
>*Bring your friends! Maybe the one who isnt quite convinced of the
>merits of all of this malarkey can guard your clothes.
>WARNING: Run at your own risk! The area is dark, the air is cold,
>surrounded by water and there are some trip hazards in the park
>(which are even harder to see with a pumpkin over your head.
>Ideas and inspiration:
>http://nakedpumpkinrun.org - Official national site
>http://nakedpumpkinrun.org/npr6.mov - New video, very funny!
>http://www.mylittleportal.com/naked-pumpkin-run-2006 - 2006 video
>http://groups.yahoo.com/group/nakedpumpkinrun/ - Official Yahoo! group
>Seattles NPR Wikia site (includes pictures from 2006):
>(will not include specific start location info)
>Let us know you are interested in getting involved with our Halloween
>Shindig! Remember... Naked Pumpkin Run is a PARTICIPATORY event, NOT
>a spectator sport, except, well... for when we are on the LOOSE IN
>THE STREETS!... Muhahahahahaha!
>Join the announcement list:
>http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NPR_Seattle/ - Seattle Yahoo! group
>Questions? Wanna join us? Of course you do! Contact us at
>369 - 2661 mobile phone (call anytime) or e-mail me
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William J. Beaty http://staff.washington.edu/wbeaty/
Research Engineer UW Chem Dept, Bagley Hall RM74
beaty at chem.washington.edu Box 351700, Seattle, WA 98195-1700
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