With the Dolls playing in DC earlier in the evening, this kind of ruins my plan of leading a parade through the inner harbor to the venue (I assumed they'd play at Sonar, but Ram's Head is closer to the squares, so it'll be easier to shake them up), but it doesn't ruin it too much.
Since this is the Dolls' first time in Baltimore, I think it's important to 1) Let Baltimore know the Dresden Dolls have arrived and 2) Let the Dresden Dolls know that Baltimore is awesome.
So let's start by finding out who's going to be coming to the show. Then let's see what we can put together.
This is a Baltimore Brigade Roll Call. If you already have an act idea, say what it is. If you're coming to the show and want to Brigade but don't have any ideas, list your skills. If you don't think you have any skills, just say you want to Brigade and we'll help you put something together.
This is my town.
Let me hear you if you're with me!
This parade is coming along! I know there are others out there who will join in. There have got to be more people reading this than are responding. Though it would be pretty cool to go to a Dolls show with only the 20 of us.
Don't be shy. You're gonna be walking from your car to the venue anyway, so let me know you're coming and march with us. What better way to show the world how much you love the Dresden Dolls and care about adding fun and beauty to the every day mediocrity of life? Join the parade!
So far, joining the parade (26):
-Stilting : Paco
-Hooping : Uli Loskot
-music : Tiffany DeFoe from Gunwife Gone (saxophone), Chrissy from Jean Louise (undecided), Jane from Abiku (undecided), Matt Warfield (drum)
-marching : Becky, Sunny Kitty, Desire's Sister, Liz, Murph, Stephanie, Shelley, Jared, Kathe, Alice B. & Co., JesLynne, Lunazuga, Liana, Josh & Jess.fun, Nikki & Kate
-Flag bearers : still looking
-Anything else : YOU! (I don't need to know you. If you want to Brigade Parade at this show, comment below)
The Parade plans are coming along. It looks like we're going to have a great crowd. Since I have to be ready to perform when the doors open, I'm going to need the parade to get to Power Plant Live! before then. The doors open at 10. and since most of the people marching in the parade will want to be be Brigading before the show, let's try to finish the parade at the venue by 9:30, so we have a half-hour of playing around time and you can still have a decent place in line if you want to. So, that means we're going to start marching no later than 9:00 PM. Which means we should all be assembled at the meeting point by 8:30
We will meet at the fountain in the Inner Harbor on Pratt St between Light St. and Calvert. Here's a map by MapQuest: Map of 100 E Pratt St Baltimore, MD 21202-1009, US
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