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Fringe letters

  • 29th Mar, 2006 at 8:52 AM

Aww… The borough of Plateau Mont-Royal doesn't want to host the Montréal Fringe Festival any more.

As a concerned Plateau citizen, I'm very… concerned.

I was talking to posixeleni about how people don't write letters anymore. Does anyone else want to write some letters with me? I have paper, pens, and envelopes.

Update at 10:08: I'm organising a letter-writing party at my place on Monday, 3 April. Sometime in the evening, say after 19:00. I will provide things to write upon and the promise to throw all your letters into a mailbox. In return, I'll feed you cookies. Is that a deal or what?


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denkizero
29th Mar, 2006 14:47 (UTC)
No fringe on the Plateau?

0_o

Yes, up for letter-writing or other forms of mayhem.
That's...fucked.
sfllaw
29th Mar, 2006 15:09 (UTC)
Hurray for mayhem!
phrawzty
29th Mar, 2006 15:01 (UTC)
From what i've read on the topic, it's a done deal. It can't hurt to write letters, but at the same time, i don't think it will benefit either. :(
sfllaw
29th Mar, 2006 15:06 (UTC)
Well, since it can't hurt, I might as well write.

After all, one of the reasons I moved here is so that I would walk to the Fringe.
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sfllaw
29th Mar, 2006 15:07 (UTC)
I was going to suggest writing letters to the borough mayor.

But you have my every permission to stalk me and send me a letter. :)
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dcoombs
29th Mar, 2006 15:04 (UTC)
I have paper, pens, and envelopes.
Stamps. You will need stamps.
sfllaw
29th Mar, 2006 15:05 (UTC)
Those can be bought.
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obskura
29th Mar, 2006 15:44 (UTC)
argh...it's the same night as the Rob Zombie concert. No can do.
I'll be there in spirit though
sfllaw
29th Mar, 2006 15:47 (UTC)
You can write letters anyway! :)
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sfllaw
29th Mar, 2006 21:23 (UTC)
Boy, do I remember digging myself out of boxes. And only days after I put everything into them.
kyotto
29th Mar, 2006 16:19 (UTC)
Sounds like a plan! :)

C.
sfllaw
29th Mar, 2006 21:23 (UTC)
So you're coming? Cool.
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_watchtower_
29th Mar, 2006 17:49 (UTC)
“Agombar finds it "particularly ironic that we find ourselves in this situation given how Mme Fotopulos bragged up the Plateau as 'le Quartier des Artistes' during the municipal elections….”

*stuffs pencil case with writing implements* I’m there!

This is just so disheartening...After your recent comments I started thinking again about the yuppification of the Plateau. I was saddened and a little bitter, but this just makes me bloody angry!

*sigh* Even if they don’t change their minds, we can’t let them get away with this kind of thing scot-free...
sfllaw
29th Mar, 2006 21:25 (UTC)
I hear you're moving away from the neighbourhood! Say it ain't so.
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baprime
29th Mar, 2006 21:16 (UTC)
I will do my best to be there, since I owe you a letter. I would do it anyway, just so you know :)

P.S. I've never been to a fringe festival (yes, I've lived a sheltered life) but I can't imagine where else would be better than here.
sfllaw
29th Mar, 2006 21:25 (UTC)
We shall have to drag you to it! It's a month-long festival where you get to see live shows: some of them very good, some of them very bad. But all of them are very cheap.

It's a pretty good deal.
(Anonymous)
30th Mar, 2006 02:42 (UTC)
Will there be poetry?
sfllaw
30th Mar, 2006 02:43 (UTC)
There can be!

I understand that poetry in letters can be quite effective.
andukar
30th Mar, 2006 03:17 (UTC)
No Fringe == Frowny. I really love the fringe festival.
iangurudata
30th Mar, 2006 19:56 (UTC)
This is very different information than that provided by the gazette concerning this situation (wednesday's entertainment secion). According to that article, she just wants the tent to stop serving alcohol at 9 instead of 11 and no more outdoor concerts during the week.
Even that I find appalling, however. I don't like fringe, but I don't like the opression of a growing arts event even more. Aren't we supposed to be the artistically inclined city? Aren't we supposed to be the bohemians?
I suppose I could write some letters. My general instinct is to kidnap Fotopoulos and break her finger joints one by one until she sees "reason". Then again, this is probably why I'm usually cast as the villain in all the after school specials about me.
sfllaw
30th Mar, 2006 21:39 (UTC)
Since she is an elected official, torture doesn't work very well. It's when someone holds a position "for life" that torture really shines.
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