While many Bushwickians are using their leftover Winter Storm Juno supplies to create the ultimate Super Bowl party, others of a more classicist outlook on Bushwick are banding together in order to rebel against what they’re calling “the most white supremacist entity still in existence in America.” The name of the group, Weed Bowl, is comprised largely of Californian émigrés (the word “émigrés” is very specific in that most of New York considers California its own country) trying to take an “indie” stance on that great American pastime, Super Bowl Sunday.
Among the festivities at the organized event will be a halftime show with performances by the Dirty Whores and the Dirty Slores, an all-vegan spread of appetizers and beverages and, of course, unlimited bong passing rights. Weed Bowl spokeswoman Billie Budd, a 23-year old from San Luis Obispo, told The Burning Bush, “I know the Californian sect of the Bushwick population gets a bad rap most of the time, but like, I think what we’re doing here today proves how much we care about preserving the image of Bushwick as a place that doesn’t kowtow to cliche events like the Super Bowl.”
Budd also added, “And obviously Katy Perry represents everything Bushwick does not–corporate catering and whoring for money–and, if we’re being totally honest, the halftime show is never going to be as good as it used to be.” Weed Bowl, LLC (they decided to incorporate as a business since they plan to do this for many years to come) is holding Weed Bowl’s First Annual Weed Bowl at Silent Barn and charging a $45 entrance fee that’s all-inclusive of access to the stage where the bands are playing and where actors and performance artists will be putting on a play that interprets the negative effects of football on the human psyche. Doors open at 4 p.m. today, so if you want to skip the catered parties and watching the Super Bowl, this is the place you belong.
Written by Genna Rivieccio