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Santa Cruz Last Night DIY Street Party
Hundreds of people marched down Pacific Avenue in Santa Cruz on December 31st, 2007, as part of the Last Night DIY Celebration while hundreds of spectators lined the sidewalks and cheered. The parade ended with a street party at the intersection of Cooper and Pacific that featured firedancers, lots of musicians, free hugs, unicyclists, a fire barrel, brazen square dancing, a pillow fight and much more!
The Last Night DIY Parade and Street Party is a do-it-yourself, unpermited, decentralized, grassroots and open New Year's Eve celebration with a focus on self-reliance. It is not only a celebration, but a celebration of the power we all have when we gather together to make something happen.
More photos from the night are here:
Santa Cruz Last Night DIY Parade
For more information, please see:
Last Night DIY Celebration Returns for Third Year
An Open Letter to the Santa Cruz Community
Regarding the Last Night DIY Celebration
Last Night DIY
"Typically, people gather to drum in drum "circles" with others from the surrounding community. The drum circle offers equality because there is no head or tail. It includes people of all ages. The main objective is to share rhythm and get in tune with each other and themselves. To form a group consciousness. To entrain and resonate. By entrainment, I mean that a new voice, a collective voice, emerges from the group as they drum together." -Mickey Hart
Peach-Colored Jug Smugglers Live on KCPR Sessions (91.3 fm, San Luis Obispo)
"Swing your partner, do-si-do, now promenade on down the road!"
Jay Salter is joined by a guitarist as he plays bagpipes.