Hampden Hawker: Honfest This Weekend

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Friday, June 13, 2008

Honfest This Weekend

Again, in case you've been living under a rock & have missed the media onslaught, Honfest is this weekend. (In unrelated news, the talk of the Falls Road 7-11 yesterday was amongst Hampdenites talking about where they were going out of town this weekend to get away from Honfest.)

It's two days again (both Saturday and Sunday), and it features the obligatory Best Hon contest plus a ton of bands:

On Saturday: Jennifer Camp, The Country Devils, The Drop Tops, Garage Sale, The Garnet Hearts, All Mighty Senators, Groove Mammals and The Bobwhites

On Sunday: The Poorhouse Rockers, Lawnchair, Feinwood, Glenmont Popes and Cruise

The complete schedule of events can be found here.

Hawker is staying neutral on this subject, but there's a big article in The Sun today about folks who don't like the Honfest ideal--mostly the argument is that the festival makes fun of a stereotype that no longer really exists. The other side argues simply that what brings folks to the neighborhood is good for the neighborhood. Read the article for yourself here.

If you are in town this weekend, it's going to be beautiful, so get out of your rowhouse and enjoy Hampden, however you feel about those hons!


At 11:30 AM, Blogger lala_lisa said...

I can't believe that was front page "news." sheesh.

At 12:04 PM, Blogger Benn said...

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At 4:53 PM, Blogger johnny dollar said...

it's been too long since the foie gras flap, so people needed SOMETHING to be offended about.,.,.,

At 2:44 AM, Anonymous ekimsknird said...

Yeah Sheesh. That's the first thing I thought. Get over it. IT'S A FREAKING FAIR. Good festivities have a theme. Maybe we should switch to pirates or jousting or strawberries... something people can wrap their head around. I bet it was the Hampden Sunday Sourpusses what started this Sunpaper deed. I went to the meetings and I heard the thin argument! "Will cut into our Sunday offerings", he did saith. Now there's a story.


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