Revel Alliance July 26th 2003

- a celebration of DecAdeNCE

Quick Links:
rides and baby sitting: do you need or can you offer a ride, do you have kid concerns, how about music? ...
directions: How to find your way here
food, drink,etc. : What I want to do for food, what other people are bringing
RSVP: Let me know your plans

When: July 26th 2003 7PM - ???
6:30 - 7:30 unload the band's gear, be a mentsch, have a brush with fame
7:30 - 9:30 band plays
10:00 - ???? dj dance music, quieter than band as "noise curfew" is 10PM

Where: Larry Colen's house, Felton California

Who: I have a very eclectic group of friends: racers, dancers,mac dudes, aikidoka, science fiction fans, computer geeks, bikers...

Band: The Rhythm Methodists, a blues/rock/dance band. We'll put out a tip jar for them, so please bring a little something to show your love and appreciation. If you're a musician and will want to sit in with them contact Robert at

DJ: After the band plays, we will have DJ'd dance music swing, waltz, polka, blues, tango, requests ...
There are quite a few belly dancers that'll be showing up. ring your music, scarves, etc.

Floor: 20' x 20' outdoor dancefloor

Theme: sensual DecAdeNCE, people are encouraged to bring food, drink, clothes, toys, music and suchlike that indulge the senses

Blenders: The Mohlers have offered to bring their two-stroke powered blender for making blender drinks, milkshakes etc. Perhaps more blenders and milkshake makings would be in order ...

If anyone is up for a fun, last minute, technical challenge:
I have a drill press. It occurs to me that if we chuck up the proper blade from an electric mixer, and use a two liter pitcher, it would make one heck of an industrial strength milkshake machine. I just don't have the time to pull it all together right now....

Food:If you'll be showing up, let me know if you have any special dietary restrictions and I'll try to accomodate them.
I will probably make some chilli. Possibly one batch for carnivores and one batch for herbivores. It will probably be spicy enough to satisfy the chilli heads, and flavorful enough that spice wimps will eat it despite the pain.
While this isn't going to be a dinner party, people are encouraged to bring good food to share. Food that stimulates the senses. Food that is voluptuous. Whether it is a dessert or "real food". I'm firmly of the opinion that there is almost never enough "real food" at parties.

Drink: There will be alchoholic beverages at the party, however they will be a feature rather than a theme. The emphasis is on quality rather than quantity. Feel free to bring something to share, but it's better to bring a little of something good than a lot of something mediocre. Especially since I still have large quantities of mediocre liquore that people brought to previous parties, and I don't drink the stuff, though I do occasionally go for some good Single Malt whisky . I've got a fair amount of beer in the fridge, unfortunately it's mostly lighter stuff that people have brought for previous soirees rather than the darker, sweeter stuff that I prefer.

Kids: Not prohibited, not encouraged. The house is between a cliff down to the river and a highway. The inside is not at all childproofed. If you are a parent and want to coordinate with other parents to share watching kids, let me know and I'll put you in touch.

Friends: Yes, bring friends. Please don't advertise it on mailing lists without first asking me.

The Nexus Book: I will have my Nexus Book out at the party. If you have one, feel free to bring it as well. A Nexus book is basically a lowtech deadtree version of Friendster . Each page represents a different social group or interest and you sign your name under any subject that applies to you (SCA, Science Fiction Conventions, 'B' geeks, etc. Someday I'll do it right

Race, dance , etc. videos: I hate parties where everyone ends up sitting around watching stuff on TV that they can watch at home. On the other hand, there will be people the party that have videos of them doing cool fun things that most people don't get to do, like racing, flying, putting on dance performances. If you'd like to show and narrate such a video, bring it along. I can play VHS, DVD and DV tape.

Motorcycle ride: Various members of the Singles Motorcycle Club will be coming to my party on their bikes. Possibly via Boomeria. If you would like to ride up with other bikers, or don't have a bike but enjoy riding on the back of one, get in touch with Flo Samuels for meetup and ride information.

RSVPs: Are much appreciated. Please include number of people and probability that you'll make it -
Also, if you're planning on bringing something, food, music, toys, or would like to perform or teach (music or dance), please let me know.

List: I have a yahoo group set up for announcing parties and discussing logistics, such as rides: or you can subscribe without web access by sending mail to:

Stay: Crashspace is available. If you can let me know ahead of time, that would be great. If you can bring bedding that would also be great. As always, I'd rather you crashed at my place than on the drive home.

Rideboard and Childcare: I've set up a rideboard for people who need, or can offer rides or childcare. I'm hacking it by hand, so let me know if you need or can offer a ride.

Help: Help is always appreciated. Want to show off your talents as a DJ, dance teacher, cook, carpenter, massuese, dancer or whatever? Let me know.

Parking: I try to keep the driveway clear for people who need to unload large objects or who have difficulty walking. Unless you are on a motorcycle, please park at the pullout south of my house. Bring a flashlight.

1. No discharging basookas in the back yard.
2. No discharging nuclear weapons in the house.
3. No nudity in the front yard.
4. Check all weapons at the front door.
5. If you kill it, you eat it.
6. There is no rule #6.
7. Misbehaving children will be eaten.
8. Do not vomit on the furniture or the wildlife.
9. Do not park tanks in the redwood grove.
10. Do not drive any furniture in excess of 100 MPH.
11. Do not ride motorcycles in the hallway.

Email: URL:
Phone: 831-335-7505
Address: 7522 hwy 9
email me for directions
Park at the pullout south of my house,
bring a flashlight, the walk back to the pullout can be dark

Directions are at:

I've got pictures of the last couple hundred meters of the trip (driving north on hwy 9) at:

I've got my notes about food, drink etc. at:

I've got notes about rides, babysitting etc. at:

Early start: If you'd like to get an early start on the festivities, I'll be instigating Commute/dinner ride on Thursday July 24th From Redwood City to Cold or Bleak, err, Boulder Creek.

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Most recently modified by lrc at Sat Jul 26 16:45:53 PDT 2003