Sunday, September 17, 2006

2006 Atlantic Antic

Our land-based crew headed over to the Atlantic Antic to soak in the local flavor. The 2006 Atlantic Antic was hot and crowded but Brooklynites seemed to take it in stride and enjoyed the local talent, missionaires, djs, food, beer, wine and the merchandise.

We were not surprised to see some representatives who are lobbying strongly against Bruce Ratner's Atlantic Yards plan. Representatives from Develop don't Destroy and the Council of Brooklyn Neighborhoods were there to inform the public about the the current plan for the Atlantic Yards site, alternative plans and ways to make your voice heard for people opposed to the current plan of action for the Atlantic Yards site.

We really enjoyed the many local entertainers. We were particularly fond of a singing banjo player Hank's as well as the special SixPoint brew that was produced in limited quantities especially for the Antic. And what's the point of going if you're not going to try some of the local cuisine. We laughed our way over to the Jerk Center for some amazing jerk chicken and pork accompanied with a side of mac & cheese.

We say laughed our way over because one of our favorite Seinfeld episodes, entitled "The Comeback" where George , during a company lunch, is stuffing his mouth with shrimp, and a coworker says "George, the ocean called and they said they're running out of shrimp." Everyone laughs and George gets pissed off.

The rest of the episode is spent with George planning to use his best comeback on the guy "The jerk store called, and they're running out of you." At the end, after traveling hours to meet the guy, the guy replies to the comeback by saying "Why would they call me? You're their all time best seller."

Lastly, we loved the ability for a diverse crowd to get along and enjoy themselves. Perhaps there's a lesson to be learned .

Following are some shots from the 06 antic. More shots can be seen at the Sail Brooklyn Flickr Page.


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