Oh, No! It's the DEVOtional! Time Out for Fun - 2005

It's that time of the year, spuds, and this is really coming together nicely. We've almost got the money we need to bring in our guests. What guests, you say? Well, we have David Kendrick (DEVO's second drummer) and Chuck Statler (DEVO filmmaker) confirmed and eager to address a crowd on their experiences with the band. Who knows what kind of goodies they'll bring with them?

Next thing to address would be bands. We have The Spudboys and Freedom From Choice confirmed. Freedom From Choice is a newly-formed group that is going to cover the Freedom of Choice album, in its entirety, in sequential order and the Spudboys will again deliver their own brand of super-excellent DEVO songs. As a mini-act, we have a group known as The No Counts. This will be their first and only performance, where they will honor the memory of a departed friend and colleague with a special tribute song. There very well may be one other act, one we have not seen the likes of in some time, but we'll find out more about that later.

As for other nifty goings-on at the event, there will be door prizes that every spud will appreciate. There will be one prize of the complete Booji Boy's Basement audio collection (data files on DVD discs) and one prize the complete Booji Boy's Basement DVD collection. It's possible that there might be a second set of each for more prizes, and I'm sure there will be more to be announced at the event itself. Of course, there will also be some spiffy t-shirts made my Mr. Obsesso himself, Michael Pilmer. In addition to that, we're going to be screening some rare DEVO video. But, you've gotta trust me on this one, this is something that every serious DEVO fan *will* flip their shit over, if you'll excuse my language. There's no way you're going to want to miss this.

But wait, that's not all! We're not the only DEVO-related event happening in the Akron area that weekend. In conjunction with the DEVOtional, Mark Mothersbaugh's 'Beautiful Mutants' art exhibit will open Friday, August 12, at the North Water Street Gallery in Kent, OH, the night before the DEVOtional. It's only a hop away from Akron!

That's about all I can let out right now. Like I said, we still need just a little bit of money before we can actually book the flights and hotel rooms for our guests. If you can donate ANYTHING at all (even if its only $5), please either make a PayPal donation or email me to make other arrangements. This is so close to happening, I wouldn't want to see it fall through when it doesn't have to. Also, here are the specifics about each event:

Mark Mothersbaugh's 'Beautiful Mutatnts'
North Water Street Gallery
257 N. Water Street
Kent, OH
OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, August 12, 8pm
The show will be up through September 11, 2005

Oh, No! It's the DEVOtional! Time Out for Fun - 2005
The Lime Spider
207 S. Main St.
Akron, OH
Saturday, August 13, 1pm-whenever (tentative)

More to follow in the coming weeks.