Did anyone hear about the “MONSTER TRUCK MASSACRE”? Yeah, well that was here in my city. DeKalb made Nationwide news Thursday when a brilliant city must have given permits to Napa Auto to close off this little bitty one way street to do some MONSTER TRUCK maneuvers. I happened to drive by the scene before it occurred thursday, on my lunch break, and thought to myself “Why on earth have they closed off a street so that people can view this monster truck…that is as wide as the street they closed off?” I honestly just thought they had it there for people to look at. And yes, you got it right, the monster truck was as wide as the street that they had it driving over cars. Brilliant. After one particular trip over the cars the driver lost control and then continued right into the crowd. Unfortunately, several people were injured, and a mother and child had to be flown to the next largest city for more serious medical attention and I pray that they are okay. Now DeKalb can add “Monster Truck Mayhem” right up there with Home of Barbed Wire and Cindy Crawford.
In more DeKalb news:
There is going to be a benefit show for Nikki, at Otto’s on September 14th. Nikki’s boyfriend Tom, one of our closest friends. is putting it together. The money raised at this show will be donated to Nikki to help her cover the medical costs. There will be 7 bands and of course New Time Romans will be playing and also Dacia (whoop, whoop). Very exciting. There will be a $2 donation requested but not required. Spread the word. There is now an official event page here and the benefit is called “Rockout to Knock Cancer Out”.
ALSO, inspired by my friend Jenny’s benefit show at Martyrs, I’m going to try and organize a write-in auction of sorts that will be held at the benefit. So please, if you have anything you would like to donate to a good cause, please contact me. Things I think will be great items for this auction: original artwork (photography, prints, drawings, paintings, ceramics, sculptures, you name it), handmade items (knits, signs, shirts, birdhouses, you name it), new/slightly used cool items, gift certificates, bikes, diamond rings, you get the picture. And just a word about this, if you have something that you think might work, please don’t hesitate, just donate it. I held back at Jenny’s benefit thinking my stuff wouldn’t be “good enough” but anything goes, and I was disappointed afterward. People are going to be coming and wanting to donate money, so they might as well get something in exchange? It will be fun.