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Halfway Home Holiday Benefit Event



Sunday is the big day. I’m excited.

We’ll be getting underway at 9pm (not 8pm as previously noted), with the  BALL & CHAIN rocking their punk rock Christmas covers at 9:30

ECHOES DE LUXE will playing some brand new songs(!!!!) and take the stage after that.

DJ CHRISTMAS CLEARY will be rockin’ the tunes all night.

The Unstoppable JEFFREY DAMNIT will be your through this musical adventures and we will have a TON of raffle prizes to hand.  Be sure to find the cigarette, I mean, raffle girl and get your tickets early.  Drawings will be going all night.

There’s also some wonderful silent auction prizes including art work of Dean MacKay by Louis Jacinto and a Darby Crash print from Dawn Wirth.  We also have  a spa gift certificate, a limited edition Marilyn by Andre de Dienes photo book  and a Tarot Card reading from Madame Pamita as well as lots of music and clothing items and much, much more.  You’ll want to stick around to make sure you get your items for a steal!

Make sure you bring plenty of cash so you don’t miss out!

Oh, and did I mention that Insurgency Inc. will be doing a photo booth featuring a COUCH?!  It’s going to be amazing and we will have some great photographers on hand to take what’s sure to be your next Facebook profile photo.

And rumor has it that we might just have a go-go dancer for your entertainment.

And it’s just $5 to get in.

You won’t want to miss it.  It will be awesome.

See you there!

P.S. If anyone is interested in lending a hand to help out our volunteers, please email me at 50CouchesIn50Nights@gmail.com.  Even a half an hour would  help.  Thank you.

About 50 Couches in 50 Nights

My name is Dean MacKay. In June and July of 2010, I slept on 50 different couches in 50 consecutive nights. I took photographs of the couches, both as a couch and as my bed. I took portraits of my hosts and interviewed them. I documented their homes on film and digitally as well as in a journal. I was treated to home cooked meals and intimate secrets. I was cared for when I was ill and checked in on after I was long gone. There were sleepless nights and busy days and times spent discussing the past and dreaming about the future. I drank a lot of coffee at a lot of different coffee houses. There were old friends who became closer and acquaintances who I now call my friends. There were even strangers who invited me into their homes. Threads were woven among them all. My skills were honed as I practiced my craft on a daily basis. I learned many things about my hosts and I continue to learn many things about myself. These times are unforgettable. This journey was initially born out of necessity. The economic times had taken their toll. But the fruit of this labor is not simply financial. It is emotional and spiritual and societal. I tapped into something that is still developing. And as it develops I will share with you this knowledge as well as providing you a way to share it with others. I hope that you will support me as this journey continue and grows. I plan to unveil many things from this work including a coffee table book on the couches, and perhaps other books and a documentary. I'm also hoping to get the blog carried on a major website. Of course, and second project is also in the works although what form it will take has yet to be determined. Any assistance or advice that you can offer to further these projects is welcome. Your support, both financial and emotional, is crucial to my success. Thank You. © Dean MacKay 2010


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