Made it back in one piece from Pico Day! Yaay!
Here are the photos I ended up taking... And a link to facebook, just for shits!
(Feel free to tag yourself if you're in anything)
I had a blast. Everyone there, even though they started out as complete strangers, were more or less BFF's FOREVER by the end of the trip... And some of them only got to hang out for one or two days! The whole Pico Day experience was really inspiring too. It really got me out of a rut and made me eager to learn new things from all of the ridiculously talented people there.
I ended up Staying at Stamper, Mike, AlmightyHans, and Oney's classy new place. They were awesome hosts. The house itself was this really awesome 7 bedroom place, and throughout the Pico Day weekend, there must have been at least 10 people there at all times.
Over the 5 or 6 days I spent there, I had time to check out some local attractions, like the Mutter Museum (bizarre corpses and stuff), try authentic Philly cheesesteaks, discover how cool 'Wawa' convenience stores are, and how much it sucks that Canada doesn't have them. I got to test out JohnnyUtah's Cintiq tablet (It's now MANDATORY that I get one because those things are fantastic, and I was accused of being a terrorist by TD Bank while I was there too. lol They refused to take my apparently shady Canadian currency when I was driving around with Mike, because my name came up on some OFAC blacklist... I don't even have a criminal record, n'or have I ever travelled to the states ...!! I had a connecting flight in California once, but holy damn...!
Anyway, my birthday itself was pretty fun, because I share it with some really cool people, and it was on Pico Day this year!
Redminus and Tom Fulp!
Tom's birthday is actually on the 30th, but Pico Day is his big day too, so it was really neat to celebrate at the same time.
So.. .Yeah! During the last few days that I was there, Stamperand Hansended up buying themselves a sweet new fire pit, and we it was so fun and relaxing that almost literally just sat around talking until I had to leave for Canada. It was so unbelieveably chill. Mike was there, Oney, JohnnyUtah, AlmightyHans, Happy Harry, his girlfriend Sucho and MasterArdvark--
We all swapped stories and made dick jokes. It was a gay ol' time.
TL;DR: I really hope I can go back there again soon.
I really felt at home, and I had a blast. Thanks for the birthday wishes, everybody! <3