What’s the Good Speakers Festival? Zepparella tonight…

Category: Blog — Tags: , — @ 1:06 pm July 8, 2014

by Tim McMahan, Lazy-i.com

Not a lot of time to write today, but a couple things worth mentioning:

— The Good Speakers Fest is happening Sept. 19 & 20. The headliners (so far) are Andrew WK and Icky Blossoms, but that wasn’t what people were talking about. It’s the festival’s location that has people curious — The Carlisle Hotel, way out on 109th and M St. I haven’t been out there in years, having once hosted a conference in their meeting rooms. Back then, it was your run-of-the-mill conference center/hotel, and I have no doubt it hasn’t changed in the past decade.

According to the Facebook invitation:

“The Bar, Beer Garden, Marketplace, Pool, and all the rooms are OURS!  Shows will take place mostly in the Bar, Marketplace, and Beer Garden, with a few exciting surprise locations popping up here and there during the weekend too… This is a 21+ event, and we are looking for fun, adult oriented sponsors and vendors.”

Sponsors being sought include: “Head Shops / Record Stores / Vintage Clothes / Niche Boutique Retail / Collectors / SWAG / Homebrewers / Promoters / Venues / Adult Novelties.”

Things could get pretty weird. Tix are $28 per day or $44 for a 2-day pass. And there are hotel room options. Oh my. I think we’ll be hearing a lot more about this one in the coming weeks. Check out the invite.

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Tonight at The Waiting Room it’s Zepparella, which has been described as “an all-female tribute to Led Zeppelen.” I’ve been told this must be seen to be believed. I plan on seeing it tonight. The mighty Filter Kings open. $15, 9 p.m.

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