So we here at the Library are coming up to a very important milestone. That’s right: the 1-year anniversary of the construction of our new stage!
Amazingly – and I swear, we’re not lying here – the 1-year anniversary of the stage is…wait for it…April 20th.
That’s because April 20, 2011 was the day in which our Kickstarter campaign ended. And we promise, when we first started thinking about doing such a campaign, we did not plan on ending it on 4/20.
Anyway, we’ll be reliving some of the magic of last year, right up to the anniversary on the 20th, in which we’ll have…I dunno, cake or something. Maybe some THC-laced scones?
So, first thing’s first. Below is a picture of the funeral for our old stage, held on Feb. 20, 2011. We musn’t forget it.
In the early 1965, inspired by the Beat Movement and Kerouac’s “Big Sur,” the Henry Miller Library Stage hitch-hiked to Big Sur, California, where it got a job washing dishes at Nepenthe.
It was also during this self-described “experimental phase” where the Stage first ingested psilocybin mushrooms.
Soon after, the Stage began studying transcendental meditation at Esalen, where it eventually taught a series of workshops on “Salsa-Spirit Rejuvenation,” a therapeutic spiritual healing program that incorporate elements of Eastern mysticism, a gluten-free diet, and Afro-Cuban salsa dancing.
Needless to say, Sven was stricken with grief when he saw his old beloved stage reduced to rubble. In our next installment, we’ll revisit that very stricken-ness!