Tuesday, June 30, 2009
BOND : 06.27 : The Aftermath
The return to the Westside...
Not like that many of you knew, but I told several of you kids we'd be playing near Giant Robot over on Sawtelle. I finally scouted the maps late that night, and was destroyed to find a Police Dispatch near the end point of one. As of right now, those two maps (which looked REALLY fun) are indefinitely shelved until I can work out a deal with the Santa Monica PD. Yeah right...
Things turned out great though. About 50 people showed up, including some old pals of mine who aren't regulars but are well on their way. We had lots of new faces, and I'm pretty sure the nights run saw the greatest spread in regards to age. I fucked up and didn't get a chance to get personal, but a Dad brought his young kids out for the run. They were all super hardcore, and I'm pretty sure they had a great time. It was really great to see. You guys are welcome always.
Everyone loves the Gauntlet, except one household near Palms and Grandview. I think we startled them with some squealing tires and kids crashing through their foliage. I seen them at their window looking our nervously.
"We're really sorry, we're just playing hide and seek." I said to em.
"Not here you aren't." They replied.
Within 5 minutes about 15 people told me they were told the coppers were being called. I wasn't too worried about it, and as the last of our people rolled in, the Cops blazed up Grandview sirens roaring. They drove RIGHT PAST US!!! It was fucking hilarious. All 50 of us were standing there in the middle of the street, obvious as fuck, and they didn't give much of a shit.
We regrouped behind the liquor store at palms/centinela, and saw the cops again. Aaron, Quasada (in his fucking chroma green full body suit), and I approached them slowly and chatted it up. We gave them the scoop, told them that no one was trying to get into the liquor store, and they were off. I always try to tell any Police we talk to to "be safe tonight". Cause lets be honest, sometimes they're putting their life on the line... not often... but sometimes.
In all seriousness though, I want everyone to acknowledge how tight the Mar Vista Police are. We have NEVER been shut down by them... EVER. I've never had any problems with them, as opposed to SMPD. So the next time you want to tell that cop to FUCK off or whatever... if they are MVPD, say something nice instead.
It seemed like everyone LOVED "The Airduct" So that made me happy. I'm glad we got to try a new map. Measuring in at 1.5 miles, its the longest direct route map we have in our arsenal! The next longest "The Big Sleep AKA Bristol Farms" is 1.2 miles. So congrats to all of you that actually made it. The Airduct has a fucking gnarly stretch of road with no cover that I feel needs to be dubbed "No Mans Land". I'm also going to have to reiterate and get specific on our camping rules, as I heard several protests and actually witnessed it myself. Though in their defense, I believe they acted without malice. Tee hee hee.
Did anyone actually see Chris Quasada running through the streets in his green suit? I fucking missed him when we were driving. Shit was bonkers.
Thanks you guys for continuing to come out.
See you next month.
P.S. Does anyone give a shit about these long posts?