Vancouver’s Pecha Kucha Night #20 – All Star Special Edition @ Vogue Theatre
March 2, 2012
I really enjoyed Dave Olson‘s (aka. Uncle Weed) talk, more for the flow and ebb of it than anything. As he walked about on stage I winced every step he took on account of the cast on his right foot.
He walked around a lot.He talked a lot about his idea of what it means to succeed, or at least progress as a human and explore ones own creativity and self, which I think is fairly accurately depicted by the photograph below, where the comfort zone is not where we should be hanging out in. It was very clear why this is Dave’s third Pecha Kucha appearance.
Pecha Kucha is a global event that has emerged in 299 cities around the world since its inception in Japan in 2003. The format is simple:each presenter speaks on a topic they’re passionate about. They’re allowed 20 images, each shown for 20 seconds. This is six minutes and forty seconds of fame and then the next presenter is up.
I arrived at the Vogue to find a long line of people still waiting to get in. I talked with people about why they had come to Pecha Kucha. The event is about storie and here are theirs:
PDX Sucks says about Choogle On with Uncle Weed podcast:
“Uncle Weed – It’s not just a podcast, it’s a fucking experience. No words that I could come up with will do this thing justice, it just defies description. Listen for yourself, it’s unlike just about everything else out there and makes me jealous every single time I hear it – in a good way.”
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