I have a hard time going out and doing things, you know? Especially new things. I tend to gravitate towards what’s comfortable and easy. So last year when a friend asked me if I wanted to go to SAM Remix, I did my usual. Yeah sure, ok, possibly, maybe, probably not though, I’ve got this thing, you see my couch gets lonely and…
As you can probably guess, they finally convinced me to go out. My first event was at the Seattle Art Museum itself. If you haven’t been there, it’s BIG. The entire bottom floors were filled with drinks, music, crafts, performances, dances. Best of all, what I was really thankful for, was it actually got me to go to the museum. A building full of art and history and creativity. One of those scary, new, uncomfortable places in the theoretical depths of my brain, yet there I was. And it’s fantastic.
I don’t know about you, but I’ve got an internal party fuel that runs low pretty quickly. I can be the life of the party, for a while, but pretty soon I need time to breath, away from the masses of people. That’s exactly when I can slip away, slide up an escalator…and there it is. ART.
Suddenly I have an excuse to meander around art. I have no goals, I’m not pressured by time, I don’t feel like I have to do anything. I’m literally escaping. It’s great. Now I’ll grab a friend, motion up, and we’ll take a break together. We’ll pause and watch live poetry, or a dancing duo…or just look at art.
My second SAM Remix was a little different – it was outside! In the summer, they’ll throw a party down at the Olympic Sculpture Park, and it’s just as great. Dancing, music, art, crafts, drinks, the whole shebang.
This summer’s party is next Friday, 8/21! I’ll be there not just for the party, but also as a guest tweeter on @iheartSAM! #SAMRemix
If you want to join me, grab a ticket here. They’re $25 for non-members, and They’re $12 for SAM members. (You can use the promo code twitterremix0821 for $5 off the regular ticket.)
That page also has a list of the night’s special activities. You’ll notice that list includes something called the Internet Cat Video Festival. Meow. I’m looking forward to the “two super-secret” bands, myself.
Really, from somebody who doesn’t get out much, this is a great opportunity to do exactly that. I hope to see some of you there! Either way, you’ll see me on Twitter.