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Thursday, February 25, 2010

EpiscoDisco Still in Limbo After Lame Chick's Graffiti Bender

Posted By on Thu, Feb 25, 2010 at 5:00 PM

Nodzzz, at what hopefully won't be the last EpiscoDisco - CHRISSY LOADER
  • Chrissy Loader
  • Nodzzz, at what hopefully won't be the last EpiscoDisco
Almost a week after some girl took out her teen angst on the free music 'n' visuals party EpiscoDisco, the future of the city's best arty cathedral soiree is still up in the air.

Last Saturday night, a confused wanna be rebel scrawled "K-K-K-Katie|" on the stairs leading to Grace Cathedral's holy water, in the bathrooms, and in the halls during the monthly multi-media event EpiscoDisco. The gathering's founder, Rev. Bertie Pearson, was crushed, announcing at the end of the night that by defaming the iconic landmark, this kid could possibly shut down any future discos there.

I checked in with Pearson this week, and it seems the extensive markering (which Pearson describes as "Nazi SS lightning bolts, upside down crosses, and other symbols more apropos to a 13-year-old stoner's three-ring binder than the walls of a church") means he can't confirm another gathering. Ideally, Pearson says, he'd like to have Jonas Reinhardt and DJ BT Magnum perform in March, but he's still waiting to see how the powers that be handle last weekend's damage.

I said it before, but it'd be a total shame if these lame black scrawls put a black mark on Pearson's ability to host such cool, fun, and overall pretty chill events. He adds that he's been doing EpiscoDisco since April, and overall guests have been very respectful of the space.

Of this clueless kid, he adds, "She chose to graffiti the one pro-gay rights, pro-choice,

awesome church with new wave DJs and a Keith Herring Altar??? I don't get it."

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