Swap! Not Shop! Biannual Oakland Clothing Exchange plus $1 Drinks
Homeygrown’s Biannual Clothing Exchange SWAP! NOT SHOP! is this Saturday the 19th at Soundwave Studios in Oakland. Their loftier goal: to 'œcounteract the disposable nature of consumerism by providing the time and place for shopping renegades to recycle clothes and other reusable items.' 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 'œFugly Fashion Show' 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 'œbi' 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 'œbisexual?' 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!]