Friday, June 12, 2009

Rust Belt Chic: Burning River Party

The following announcement stokes my creative fires:

An Historical Event: The Cuyahoga as the Catalyst
In the 1960s Cleveland's main waterway, the Cuyahoga, was one of the dirtiest rivers in the U.S. So polluted with oil slicks and debris, it caught fire several times - including one episode on June 22, 1969 that caused Time Magazine to describe the Cuyahoga as the river that "oozes rather than flows." It was truly a low point in the long and storied history of Cleveland but helped spark national environmental reforms and was a catalyst for the restoration of this once great riverway. On the 40th anniversary of that fire, join us for a unique event that symbolizes Northeast Ohio's environmental rejuvenation and, in fact, significant leadership role in issues of sustainability.

The positive spin on a negative historical event is a good way for me describe Rust Belt Chic. This June 22nd, come to Cleveland for the world's largest skinny dipping party. What better way to celebrate the greening of the Cuyahoga than a Berlin-like Love Parade to the waters that once burned?

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