Freaknik revival? Yawn.
I got an email from a reader on my personal blog about why I hadn’t been covering the Freaknik revival efforts. For one thing, I don’t think they are going to be a very big deal. Another reason is that I’m coming down the home stretch of grad school and just don’t have that much time these days.
I’ll believe these new Freakniks are the real deal when I see it, and until then I’m not wasting my energy. I think the combination of the Braves game, basketball playoffs, Dogwood Festival, and Robotics competition will be worse than this so-called Freaknik. Seriously, there is no way these events live up to the name. Ask some Atlanta natives about stories from the real thing. One middle school teacher of mine walked out of her house and found some X-rated behavior in progress on her front lawn. True story. I think. And that was part of the deal with the original Freaknik – someone could tell you that, and your reaction was, “sounds plausible.”
However, I did check out Creative Loafing’s piece on the two events this morning. I actually clicked the link for “twurking” just as La Madre walked past the kitchen table. That was a great idea. I highly recommend following that entirely NSF-anywhere-with-company link.