December 3rd, 2008 5:33 pm | by AARON MESH News | Posted In: CLEAN UP

Santacon Revolutions: Rebel Elves Lurch Back Downtown?


The Santacon-in-Hillsboro backlash continues: A heretical batch of Santas has already decamped to Kenton, and now we have word that a pack of anti-establishment Kris Kringles has defied the Portland Cacophony Society by announcing plans to march downtown on Saturday. Overzealous Portland cops may have red-suited drunks to Taser after all!

This latest group, calling itself Downtown Santacon 2008, has helpfully listed its pub-crawl stops, including Greek Cuisina and Momo. (Organizers must not be expecting very many Santas; Momo only fits about 75 skinny people, and Santa is, well, jolly.) This stands in direct contrast to the Cacophony Society's secretive Hillsboro plans.

The rebuke seems intentional. "Since there was very little or no information about Portland SantaCon this year and there are a number of people that wanted to go downtown instead of Hillsboro or North Portland we put together this schedule," says Downtown Santacon, which describes itself as "not a secret, not a society, just a bunch of drunk Santa's [sic]."

Does Santa know the words to "L'Internationale"?

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