Whoa, man! I just realized that this year marks the 15-year anniversary of The Big Lebowski. Crazy!
Well, to celebrate, as an occasion such as this should be celebrated, we here at Geeks of Doom have once again partnered with the super groovy crew behind the annual Lebowski Fest, to give away a dozen tickets to two of their exclusive 12th Annual Lebowski Fest parties coming up in just two weeks.
The 12th Annual Lebowski Fest is taking place in Louisville, KY on July 19th & 20th, and we’ve got three pairs of tickets to the Movie Party, which features musical performances by The Kyle Gass Band (the man behind one full half of Tenacious D), Kentucky Prophet, and a screening of the movie that started it all, The Big Lebowski!
AND, we’ve got another three pairs of tickets, this time to the Garden Party, which features Lebowski-themed games, music by Leftover Cuties, March Madness Marching Band, Taylor Brashears w/ Va Va Vixens, and Squeeze-bot!
Too much awesome to contain!
Both of these events take place this month in Louisville, KY. Keep that in mind. We’ll provide the winners with the tickets, but travel expenses and such are totally your responsibility, ya dig?
Also, ¡muy importante! We’re gonna need you to specify exactly which party you’d prefer to attend in the Comments field of your entry. So, say “Movie Party” or “Garden Party” or if you can make it to either one, say “Either one.” If you don’t fill in the Comments field, you ain’t got much chance of winning.
Three (3) winners will receive:
- Two (2) Tickets to the Movie Party with music by Kyle Gass Band and special guest Kentucky Prophet, and a screening of The Big Lebowski. The Movie Party takes place on Friday, July 19th in Louisville, KY.
Three (3) winners will receive:
- Two (2) Tickets to the Garden Party with music by Leftover Cuties, March Madness Marching Band, Taylor Brashears w/ Va Va Vixens, and Squeeze-bot. The Garden Party takes place on Saturday, July 20th in Louisville, KY.
Prizing provided by Lebowski Fest; Total prizing valued at $270. (Thanks, Wil!!)
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(2) Fill out the entry form here below and submit your entry. Please include your choice of first prize event in the Optional Comments section of the form below. Be aware that this event takes place in LOUISVILLE, KY, and you will be responsible for your own transportation and any other travel-related expenses. (Form is here after the jump.)
RULES: One entry per person. Duplicate entries will be disqualified. Entries must be from a subscriber to Geeks of Doom using one of the following methods: Facebook, Google+, Twitter, Tumber, RSS, or Email Digest. Subscribership will be verified. Non-subscriber entries will be disqualified. All entries must be in by Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at 9pm EST. The personal information you supply to Geeks of Doom upon entering this contest will not be shared with any outside parties, except in the case when an outside party is handling prize fulfillment. In that instance the prize winner(s) mailing information will be provided to the fulfillment team. This contest is only open to residents of the United States. No international entries will be accepted. Winner(s) will be chosen randomly from valid entries and will be notified by email. Void where prohibited.
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Full Schedule of Lebowski Fest Events
July 18th – Big Lebowski Painting Class – 7pm – 9pm – @ Pinot’s Pallette – 291 N Hubbards Ln
July 19th – Lebowski Live Lunch Radio Hour – Live in studio intimate performance by Kyle Gass Band broadcast on WFPK.org – Limited Seating – All Ages – Free – 12pm @ WFPK Studios 619 S. 4th St.
July 19th – Movie Party – Music by Kyle Gass Band (Of Tenacious D fame) and special guest Kentucky Prophet + Screening of The Big Lebowski – All Ages – 8pm @ Executive Lawn – 911 Phillips Ln – $20 adv / $25 day of
July 20th – Garden Party – Lebowski-themed games and music by Leftover Cuties, March Madness Marching Band & Taylor Brashears w/ Va Va Vixens – All Ages – 4pm @ Executive Lawn – 911 Phillips Ln – $15 adv / $20 day of
July 20th – Bowling Party – Unlimited bowling, costume, trivia and other contests. Bowling and shoe rental included. Bowling is general admission and not guaranteed – All Ages 8pm to Midnight @ Executive Strike & Spare – 911 Phillips Ln. – $25 adv / $30 day of
July 20th – Legendary After Party – Food trucks, DJ Jason Clark and more dancing sweaty nerds than you can shake a marmot at. – All Ages – Free – @ Executive Strike & Spare Lounge – Midnight to ???
July 21st – “Strongly Vaginal” Lebowski Art Show – Lebowski-themed art by various artists – All Ages – Free – @ WHY Lou Two: Electric NuLu Gallery – 806 E. Market St – 1pm.
About Lebowski Fest
Lebowski Fest is a celebration of all things related to the 1998 Coen brothers cult comedy, “The Big Lebowski.” Fans of the film (aka “Achievers”) come from far and wide to drink white Russians, throw some rocks and party with an array of Dudes, Walters and Maudes (not to mention a nihilist or two). It’s a two-day party that typically opens with live performances and screening of the film the first night and concludes with a raucous bowling party the following night. The First Annual Lebowski Fest was in 2002 in Louisville, but subsequent fests have been held in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Las Vegas, Austin, Seattle, London and Edinburgh. While the Coen brothers continue to maintain a safe distance from the madness they created, the fest has earned the blessing of the Dude himself, Jeff Bridges, who attended the fest in L.A. and even stuck around to sing a few songs.
Lebowski Fest History, Man
The story of Lebowski Fest unfolds like many great endeavors, during a stupefying afternoon bereft of entertainment options but plenty of time to kill. In this case, it was a tattoo expo in Louisville, Kentucky, which had lured Scott and Will (aka “the Founding Dudes”) under the mistaken belief that it would be a great place to sell T-shirts from Scott’s shop (Mothership Connection, R.I.P.). As that hot July day in 2002 dragged on, they took to amusing themselves trading lines from “The Big Lebowski,” which had not yet been recognized as the minor classic it is. It didn’t matter how many times Scott or Will said a certain line, it was just as hilarious the 200th time as the first. The other vendors around them began to join in, creating a sense of bonding and camaraderie between complete strangers. Amidst this swirl of neck tattoos and piercing enthusiasts came a revelation: If they can have conventions for tattoos and God knows what else, why not a convention for people who love “The Big Lebowski”? As a famous dude once said “If you will it, it is no dream.” A date was set, a bowling alley was rented and flyers were printed. And people flocked from La Jolla to Leo Carrillo and Pismo to take part in the shenanigans. The First Annual Lebowski Fest went so well that Scott and Will decided to host another one, and another one, and another one. Because sometimes there’s a … there’s a … Well, I lost my train of thought here. But … aw, hell. I’ve done introduced it enough.