Tuesday, September 16, 2008

BOND 09.13 : the aftermath

Photo by James

Well holy fucking shit. Where do I even start.

This week, we took BOND to the deep sleepy streets of Simi Valley. Over 60 fresh faced fuckers came out to join in the madness, including quite a few kids from the west side. A lot of people I talked to had their doubts about hosting up there and well, they were right.

The instant we called time on the first map, we were engulfed by three squad cars of SVPD. They had all 60+ kids sitting single file on the sidewalk as they started their good cop, bad cop routine. Tim and I straightened 'em out, but unfortunately we were shut down for the night. No hard feelings though...

Even though our good clean fun was cut short, I think everyone had a good time. Hopefully more of you Simi residents will make the treacherous journey down to the west side next time we run. If not, I think its safe to say we'll be running in your little town again.

About 20 westsiders made the trek north, and when the night looked ruined they called for a rally on "the skinny grid" back in mar vista. We saddled up, and got our groove on back in familiar territory. Things went off without a hitch, except for the two mexican fellows who threatened a couple of our kids with shovels, as well as spitting in the face of Chris Quasada. We aint seen no coppers though!

All in all, the night was successful, and even though it was short, hopefully the seed has been spread. Thanks to Tim for getting shit together for this special edition of BOND, and thanks to everyone who came out to run. I'll see you all again shortly.

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