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Figment Lattery
Level 2: 102 points
Alltime Score: 300 points
Last Logged In: May 18th, 2010
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Journey to the End of the Night DC by Figment Lattery, Azure 75

May 4th, 2008 7:29 PM

INSTRUCTIONS:

The city spreads out before you. Rushing from point to point, lit by the slow strobe of fluorescent buses and dark streets. Stumbling into situations for a stranger's signature. Fleeing unknown pursuers, breathing hard, admiring the landscape and the multitude of worlds hidden in it.

For one night, drop your relations, your work and leisure activities, and all your usual motives for movement and action, and let yourself be drawn by the attractions of the chase and the encounters you find there.


If you participated in the Journey in any way (as a player, chaser, or volunteer), please post your story here. Tell us a story of Danger. Fear. Drive. Craftiness. Power. Adventure!

The more thorough you are, the better. If you have photographs, please include them! Even better, draw your experience! Describe your chases, the people you met, what you thought of the route, the checkpoints, and how you perceived the city.

Thanks,
Spidere

Azure Armand & I recruited our friend Whthorse and together we formed the somewhat haphazard Team Spoon!

Along with close to 250 other people, we headed out from Dupont Circle into the night.

Our tactics - take indirect routes, avoid the Metro, be very paranoid - saw us through 5 out of 7 checkpoints. The best costumes we saw along the way were those of Checkpoint 3, where scientists were studying Brownian motion...

Heading right down the middle of the Mall, we all reflected that DC is an awesome place to have an event like this.

We got jumped just after Checkpoint 5 by a very clever chaser who hid in a bus shelter. We went on as chasers ourselves, but rather half-hearted ones who were, quite honestly, footsore and hungry. So we had dinner at Ben's Chili along with many of the other participants, before continuing to the end of the night and the party...
The entire event was awesome. The weather was perfect. The people were cool. The atmosphere was hilarious and tense and exciting and just fun! We obviously didn't take it too seriously - we paused on the way to Checkpoint 5 to get some ice cream - but we had a lot of fun. I think we ran and walked about 4 miles (especially with all of the doubling back we did to avoid chasers) all over DC.

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posted by Ink Tea on May 4th, 2008 8:26 PM

MSP-DC Represent!

if you called yourselves team spoon as a Tick reference... +1
posted by Jackie Hasa on May 9th, 2008 11:37 AM

then that's amazing.

I love The Tick.

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posted by Figment Lattery on May 9th, 2008 3:40 PM

We did. But I must give credit where it is due: my friend picked the name before I showed up. I was just appreciative.