Sunday, August 07, 2011


"Let 'Em eat Cake/Eat the Rich/No Comfort Zone " Street Party : Part3

Around 9:45 PM the street party left the BMW Guggenheim Lab for the old Mars Bar. Mars Bar is no longer with us but there is still the sidewalk . Inside the old bar there was some old wine too .Purloined , this wine became the liquid faire of the evening . Ending the party with a revolutionary fervor in a fine drizzle with bad wine , really bad wine  seemed fitting .

A couple of guys argued a bit , a fire extinguisher was tossed aggressively . Folks continued to drink , Jewels urinated . When the wine was consumed folks left , some heading to Ray's. Jewels and Penley made it to Ray's  but Jewels quickly passed out in a familiar doorway . Lucy expressed herself and the "Let 'Em Eat Cake /Eat the Rich/No Comfort Zone  street party was finished .


What a meaningless protest. No, gentrification is not class warfare.

Everything comes in cycles. Ironic that the very scary and deteriorating economy will end gentrification not silly protests. We have seen the peak of this cycle, 2022 will resemble 1972 for those who make it there.
As usual, you nailed it, Bob! Both with photos and your writing. I'm sorry I missed the first two parts of the evening, but glad I made it to the Mars Bar.

As far as protests being meaningless, that's in the eye of the beholder. Maybe the protest meant nothing to a person standing across the street, maybe it meant nothing to whomever, but I do know it meant something for all of those involved. And sometimes that's all that matters. Speaking your mind is one thing that never comes and goes in cycles. You either do it or you don't.
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