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Draplin Design Co., North America
May 14, 2010
Brimfield, Pre-Game
Posted at 05:24 AM


Honestly, this one came down so fast, I don’t really have too much to ape or elaborate on. I know this much: This post by the good people of ACL got me so fired up that I couldn’t see straight. I slept on it. Checked in with Rose up in Vermont. Prayed to find guidance. Spoke with my lovely girlfriend Leigh about the ramifications of a decision to go. Consulted with Gary. Lied through my teeth to Goo and Nakamoto. Then woke up yesterday, and raced down to the shop and popped for a ticket.

Just like that.

Like 5000 acres of junk, or something. But the word is the shit’s premium stuff, and the the dealers “know what they’ve got.” Hmmm.

Rose (Sorry, his suck-ass secret web site is still in “beta” phase) rented a cabin in the woods just outside of Brimfield and I got the greenlight to share his bed with him. Those aren’t pillows.

Boston’s R. Cotton chimed in a bit, too. She’s a veteran of the Brimfield game and had this to say, “You’re supposed to wear a homemade shirt that says what you collect, so vendors can spot you and people into similar stuff can chat you up.”

Being the industrious fucks we are, we thought up a couple shirt options.

Check these Brimfielders out!

Gotta go hop my flight up to Burlington…a town known for Dancehall Reggae. Real sweet.

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If you make your way to Boston on your junkin adventure give me a shout and I’ll buy a drink or two.
617-921-6573 It would be great to meet ya.

Posted by: Josh Campbell on 05/14/10 at 6:21 AM

Go get em. Have yourself a basket of ribbon fries, a pilgrim sandwich, a sausage and peppers, lobster roll, fried dough, falafel and lemonade. Be sure to get a dozen Faddy’s donuts (about half way between the “food court” and the church at the end of the road.

Visit with Bob Smith at his tent in Hertan’s Field (in the trees). Look for the anvil.

Have fun!

Posted by: Beach on 05/14/10 at 3:56 PM

Way to go nothing like dropping it all and chasing a dream. Hope you got it all on digital bytes to share with us guys chained to a 9 to 5.

Posted by: Randy on 05/14/10 at 8:36 PM

One of my best friends lives in Boston, and Brimfield is one of our list destinations. Down here in Austin, TX we have a similar event that covers a stretch of like three or four small towns. We call it “Round Top,” or “Warrenton.” Top-shelf shit down to straight-up garbage. Not sure exactly how big, but it’s huge. Twice yearly. See some pics I took this spring here:


Happy hunting!

Posted by: J. Rockwell on 05/15/10 at 7:32 AM

one more thing:

just like everyone in a 500 mi radius refers to NYC and “the city,” brimfield people just call it “the show.”

like, what other show could there possibly be? haha. cant wait to see your full report!

Posted by: r cotton on 05/17/10 at 6:51 AM
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