Chicago Hash #1564 – 9.15.08 @ The Levee – Mexican Independence Day Hash
Hare(s): $0.69 Man & Chicken Stiffer
Venue: Levee – 4035 W. Fullerton Ave., Chicago, IL 60639.
Hash Cash: Still only a mere $8 despite the Cubs’ typical “June Swoon” finally showing up in September!
Celebrate Mexican Independence Day. This is the major Mexican Holiday (and not Cinco de Mayo). The custom for this holiday is that on the night of the 15th, in addition to drinking/singing/drinking/dancing/drinking, there is this Grito (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grito_de_Dolores) ceremony, where the politician in charge hollers “Viva” (long live) and a series of names of people who are long dead, and the crowd answers “VIVA.” The RA will be given the script.
DRESS: In honor of the holiday, in lieu of hash attire, hashers are encouraged to wear something traditionally Mexican, such as sombreros, serapes, futbol shirts, luchadore masks, black hoodies, etc.
Environmentally-Friendly Public Transit ?
From the Lincoln Park/Lakeview “Green Zone”: Red Line to Fullerton, Fullerton #74 bus all the way west to KEYSTONE (1 block west of Pulaski) by the Metra Station South side of Fullerton.
From Wicker Park/Bucktown: Blue Line to California, hoof it a couplea blocks Northwest on Milwaukee to Fullerton, Fullerton #74 bus all the way west to KEYSTONE.
Hop into your hooptie and cruise to Fullerton & KEYSTONE. I have never been there before but suspect parking should be rather okay.