Log cabin modders?

One of my goals with BMEfest is that people walk away with something that they remember for the rest of their lives. So it has to be more than “just a party” or get-together. I think obviously going swimming with sea lions and having lunch on a deserted tropical island and then a Pain Solution show in our Mexican compound did that, as did the rural party out in Tweed with the crane and bands and insane fireworks, as did Rachel's ModProm, and I think the backyard mega-barbecues in Toronto (like when TLC came and filmed us and the monster truck pull) were just at a really special time… Not better or worse than now, but special, in that it was the season that this particular reincarnation of the body modification community was birthed.

Anyway, I'd planned a two-part party for this year; one part out in the country (on the farm I grew up on, near Tweed), and the other part here in Toronto (a club show with a performance). I have a back-up space for Toronto confirmed, so that's safe, and am flushing out the options on it, but it's the rural part that I wanted to talk to you about today.

My father (who initially proposed this) still has about two hundred acres of mixed farmland and forests. One of his best friends is an experienced log-cabin foreman (or something like that). He's proposed that if we got enough of us together, that we could, in one or two days, build a log cabin from scratch. So I'm thinking about a four day BMEfest. We take the first two days to go camping at the party site, and build a log cabin where before was just a clearing in the forest, and on the third day more friends join us (since not everyone will be up for the build) and we host a giant field party in our new log house.

Oh, and there's a boat we can take out and we can swim in the lake of course as well. Then on the fourth day, we return from the wilderness and have a suspension-show and live music party at a club in the big city… So… What do you think? Would that be memorable enough? Do you have what it takes to be a part of this and create something special again?

UPDATE: Just to be clear, here's the dates: Thursday and Friday, June 29th and 30th would be the log cabin build, then Saturday, July 1st would be BMEfest (the main field party at the fresh cabin), and we'd finish on Sunday, July 2nd with the afterparty in Toronto.

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Wow Shannon, that's really annoying! What is it, 1997 on Geocities? Retroweb is NOT cool!

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