The Bike Porn Conspiracy of Olympia

Most of my friends seem to be into conspiracy theories. It could be a result of a history drug use or it may be that they are the only ones paying attention, or both.

Regardless, I dont normally pay them much heed. But the saga of Olympia has caused me more fits than a tailor before a big gay wedding.

The venues:

  • Capital Theater
  • Manium Collective
  • Le Voyeur
  • The Mark Olympia
  • The Black Front Gallery
  • The Red Room
  • Midnight Sun
  • Brotherhood Lounge
  • Evergreen State College
  • Puget Sound Community College

With all these venues (and a few others I can’t remember) we have not been able to secure a location in Olympia despide have ex locals help me out. sigh. perhaps we will just broadcast it against the side of the building.

Speaking of Manium, they have been writing me about how the city has been treating them unfairly. Sending Police around to remind them that they are not legaly able to have shows? Sounds silly (if not unconstutional) to me. There was a mess of other points they bring up in an email I got from the Manium folks saying that the City of Olympia has:

  • continually miscalculated their occupancy. At one point the city said Manium’s occupancy was 12.
  • demanded Manium rebuild the stage so large that it took up 75% of the room.
  • done a bunch of other crap that I dont want to get into.

I myself have seen in Portland a similar process whereby the Govenment uses Fire Code to try and squash upstart business. But that is my own conspiracy theory.

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