2006-07-18

Hello Kitty, Bluesfest, Heat


I searched desperately for my ESI friends and Bob at Wilco. I did manage to round up the Independent Observer and Coyote. The reason they were able to find me was that I was carrying a Hello Kitty balloon. So, for all of you people and your Bluesfest strategies or "schemas" (David Scrimshaw and Matilda Zine), this is a good one. Go to the little card shop on Elgin Street - forget the name, but somewhere near Bluesfest. Get a helium balloon. You can get the ones for $1 that last 8-9 hours, or you can get the more expensive Hello Kitty or Barbie balloons for $4.99. The cheaper ones are actually better because the helium holds them up higher. The Hello Kitty balloon ended up in one Wilco fan's face, and he wasn't too pleased about that. Tell your friends to look for the balloon, and then you can find one another.

How are you all doing with the heat? Remember when the 5M wrote this (June 26, 2005): "It's summer, it's hot, I wish I could make the most of all the sweaty potential of this season." I've been in her archives getting all nostalgic.

5 comments:

coyote said...

Jeez, Aggie. Rather than swarming over old archives, wouldn't it be better explore your own sweaty potential? Maybe Bob could help.

Or, if that doesn't appeal, how'z'about we suck up leftover helium and talk with cartoon voices...?

The Independent Observer said...

Aggie, you completely forgot to mention that (somewhat inexplicably) a Hello Kitty balloon, in a festival setting, can be a potent chick magnet.

Agatha said...

Thank you for reminding me of that, IO. Yes, the part of the story that I forgot was that the IO took the Hello Kitty balloon from me for a short period of time, and managed to attract some of Ottawa's finest beauties.

coyote said...

...and they call me a dog....

bob said...

Agreed, hello kitty balloon = chick magnet. Well done IO!!!

I didn't see said balloon, but if i had known, i woulda looked for it/you. I couldn't stand the heat even near the front when wilco was on, and the view was fine from the back... did you enjoy wilco? I was minorly skeptical at first, but they kicked ass. Yes, indeed.