Homeygrown’s Biannual Clothing Exchange SWAP! NOT SHOP! is this Saturday the 19th at Soundwave Studios in Oakland. Their loftier goal: to â€œcounteract the disposable nature of consumerism by providing the time and place for shopping renegades to recycle clothes and other reusable items.â€ Their lower goal: get you boozed up on $1 drinks.
I’ve only ever been to private clothing swaps. These involve my very pretty and stylish friends all stripping down to their skivvies and trying on each others’ unwanted duds. I don’t know how it works, but if this public clothing swap is anything like the semi-naked ones I’ve been to, I would suggest you go. If you stay to the bitter end, it looks like at the end of the night they put on a â€œFugly Fashion Showâ€ with all the leftover crap.
Homeygrown puts these clothing swaps on biannually. An interesting note: no one really knows whether that means twice a year or every other year. The reason for this is that if you look up the prefix â€œbiâ€ in the dictionary (as in biweekly, bimonthly, or biannually), it will give you two definitions: one meaning twice and one meaning every other. WTF, Webster? How, then, does this rule apply to the word â€œbisexual?â€ Does that mean you switch it up every other week, or you’re down for either twice a week? Ahh, adventures in etymology.
Back to the swap: bring a bag of swappable items, $5 admission with your bag of crap, all ages, but $1 drinks for 21+ with ID, $1 silkscreening to customize your finds.
Swap! Not Shop! Clothing Exchange
Saturday, September 19th, 3-9pm
2200 Wood St. in Oakland [East Bay!]