My colleague Mike Klassen has his 24 Hours column out today and it's already stirring quite a bit of reaction from readers. Because the web link is currently not available, you can find Mike's column by picking up today's paper, or reading Page Five of the digital version of the paper.
Here's a sampling of Mike's column...
“Vancouverites are uptight, dull party-poopers! It’s time to let loose and have a little fun. Don’t worry, it won’t hurt!” It’s hard to argue with this comment e-mailed by 24 hours’ reader Asa Klilou.
It’s true that Vancouver has a well-deserved reputation for being a No-Fun City.
We’re just three weeks from throwing the world’s biggest party, yet Vancouver feels as subdued as the sleepy small town in the ‘80s flick Footloose.
According to a report posted on the City’s website, the reasons why we’re so boring are wide-ranging and systemic. Back in 1983, however, when Footloose hit the big screens, things weren’t as bad.
Vancouver was nearing the end of a five-year artistic renaissance – the greatest in its 125-year history. Music to define the age was coming from D.O.A., The Young Canadians, Pointed Sticks and many others.
Continue reading on 24 Hours digital edition.
- post by Daniel