If you've lived in the Bay Area for longer than fifteen seconds, you've undoubtedly seen this trio of colossal pups being trucked around the city. But after years of weather, travels, and playa dust, their caretaker needs to restore these 300 pound icons to their former glory. So in support of the traveling cerberus's $48,000 restoration Kickstarter, they'll be making an appearance in Dolores Park Sunday for a “blessing.” It all sounds very weird and certainly worthy of your attention:
Join in with three of the Bay Areas highest elevated spiritual leaders as they bless your favorite Chihuahua, Labrador Retriever, Pug, Terrier, Spaniel, French Bulldog, in your life. Of course, this includes the Bay Area's own Dachshunds, the Doggie Diner Dogheads as well! This event is a very special spiritual blessing of the Dogs in support of the Kickstart Campaign to restore the Heads, replace their trailer with a customized “dog trailer” and perform mandatory and expensive repairs to the heavy duty hauling vehicle.
And who's on deck for the ceremony?
- Sister Dana Van Iquity representing The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence
- Bishop Joey (Ed Holmes), 1st Church of the Last Laugh
- Philo Drummond, Co-Founder of the Church of the Subgenius
- And introduced by Deacon Sebastian Melmoth (John Law), Holy Trinity of the Dogminican Order
The event reminds us that this is all goofy bullshit, noting, “The Sisters, Subgenius and St. Stupid are all long-time Bay Area “spiritual” organizations that, regardless of what you might believe about their relative seriousness, have spread good cheer, whimsical confusion and a lot of fun around SF and beyond for decades.”
It all begins Sunday at 4pm and goes until 5:30. Bring your own dog, or borrow a wandering mongrel to get in the action yourself.