We know many of the readers/commentors/tipsters of this blog are in far-flung parts of the US and even in other countries (Australia seems to be big for us, for some weird reason). We don't get to meet face to face often, if ever. However, a rare opportunity for charity and holiday greetings presents itself on December 22nd. For most of you, the trip to Philly isn't worth it, but if you're in Philly or its suburbs, or even if you're just back in the area for the holidays, you can catch some of the Lego Wig commenting crew that evening. We'll be starting off at a charity holiday concert. The proceeds go to MANNA, the Metropolitan Area Nutrition Network, a truly worthy cause that prepares and serves food to AIDS patients and their children/families. These are people whose families are very stretched, spending hours taking care of them through the worst of times. MANNA's year round services give them one less thing to do a few days a week, providing nutritious, home cooked food cooked in their Center City kitchen. Donations are taken at intermission and it's totally not necessary to donate more than $10 or $20--it all goes to a good cause and MANNA isn't the type of "charity" that throws extravagant parties, spending thousands on food and using large percentages of the "donations" to cover party planners, promoters, food, wine, etc. This is not some douchey "celebutard" event, it's really good music for a good cause. The scheduled soloists are fantastic and you don't need to be a huge fan of classical music to appreciate this event. Concert is not too long, in my experience it's about an hour and fifteen or twenty minutes.
I don't want to say too much right now about who will be there--I haven't had time to check if it's OK with our various contributors, commentators, or tipsters (some of whom are formerly Kade friends but now are among us laughing at him). I'll provide more information on that later. I'll just provide a link to the concert info here.
After the concert, we hope to convene and have a few brews at The Franklin Mortgage and Investment Company, the classy, laid back Philly bar that banned Kade. (Other coverage of the ban is here and here.) Some have suggested dressing like Kade (a classless douchebag with a cheap fedora), but I'd suggest you not do that and instead that we act like classy people and tip the bartenders well and pay our bill. I know I personally plan to thank the managers for banning Fin Face. I can't speak for everyone else, but I am the total opposite of Kadyshes, very laid back, don't want the spot light, and keep it low key. I assume most of our commenters are similarly chill people.
Post thoughts, suggestions, and plans in the comments. I sincerely hope some of you guys can make it out. More information will follow in later posts... just wanted to kick off the Thanksgiving festivities with a positive note instead of more Fin Faced Loser commentary.