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Drum Circle is Back with a Bang in Santa Cruz's Parking Lot #4
by ~Bradley ( bradley [at] riseup.net )
Wednesday Sep 24th, 2008 7:38 PM
Mesh fencing that circled the magnolia trees in Santa Cruz's Parking Lot #4 at noon on September 24th had been removed by 3:30pm and a painted cardboard banner hung proudly declaring, "Home of the Farmer's Market Drum Circle 10 Years Here!!" The drum circle seemed as large as ever with more people gathered in the parking lot. Wes returned, along with others in Santa Cruz Trash Orchestra, and Food Not Bombs provided another delicious vegan meal. At one point there were at least two police officers monitoring the drum circle, but unlike last week, they maintained a low profile while people enjoyed the special community gathering.
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For more information, see
http://www.indybay.org/uploads/2008/09/20/welcome-to-santa-cruz.jpg
§Police
by ~Bradley Wednesday Sep 24th, 2008 7:38 PM
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§Mom and Baby Like to Drum
by ~Bradley Wednesday Sep 24th, 2008 7:38 PM
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§Coonerty = Police State
by ~Bradley Wednesday Sep 24th, 2008 7:38 PM
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Vote No on City Council!
§Breakdance
by ~Bradley Wednesday Sep 24th, 2008 7:38 PM
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§Drum Circle
by ~Bradley Wednesday Sep 24th, 2008 7:38 PM
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§Petition
by ~Bradley Wednesday Sep 24th, 2008 7:38 PM
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A lot of people signed petitions in support of the drum circle
§Feeding Not Fencing
by ~Bradley Wednesday Sep 24th, 2008 7:38 PM
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§Clock Tower
by ~Bradley Wednesday Sep 24th, 2008 7:38 PM
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Some drummers that had planed to play at the clock tower quickly learned about the recovery of space under the trees and moved their drums to the parking lot next to farmer's market.
§Peach-Colored Jug Smugglers
by ~Bradley Wednesday Sep 24th, 2008 7:38 PM
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People gathered on the sidewalk to enjoy and support good music.
§Farmer's Market
by ~Bradley Wednesday Sep 24th, 2008 7:38 PM
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The market was very busy as people talked and purchased food while drums beat in the background.
§Education
by ~Bradley Wednesday Sep 24th, 2008 7:38 PM
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§October 1st: Take the Power Back!
by ~Bradley Wednesday Sep 24th, 2008 7:38 PM
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§Wes
by ~Bradley Wednesday Sep 24th, 2008 7:38 PM
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§Wes's Leg
by ~Bradley Wednesday Sep 24th, 2008 7:38 PM
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Wes had his leg struck by a police baton last week while he was being arrested. You can see photos of Wes being arrested at:
http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2008/09/17/18539316.php
§Food Not Bombs
by ~Bradley Wednesday Sep 24th, 2008 7:38 PM
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Food_Not_Bombs
§Parking Lot #4
by ~Bradley Wednesday Sep 24th, 2008 7:38 PM
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