Every November 5th, my friend Sarah watches “Back to the Future,” “Back to the Future 2,” and “if I’m not asleep, ‘Back to the Future 3,’ even though I don’t like it that much.”
November 5th because that’s the day Doc invented the Flux Capacitor. It’s also the day “Marty goes back to.”
Sometimes she makes a party of it and dresses in costume!
“What if Doc had taken the plutonium the Libyans had given him and built bombs instead of using it for the time machine?” she asks rhetorically, adding, “the plutonium has nothing to do with the Flux Capacitor, in the sense that it just fuels the machine. It’s like gas.” (sic)
While it’s safe to say the Robert Zemekis “Back to the Future” film is not the primary aesthetic inspiration for the May 19th Big Big Big Sur Fashion show, the phrase “back to the future” it is the “theme” of the event. Get it?
If anything, this just-cryptic-enough “Back to the Future” theme is like a Rochart ink blot; a dabbled Einsteinian butterfly where we can project our confused perceptions of time. Fun!
And if you need another reason to come, this year’s Pre-Show will include a donation-based photobooth, run by Tom Birmingham, with all proceeds going to our 2009/2010 Official Photographer, Rachael Elizabeth Short!!
Ticket information available on our website.
After all, to quote Sarah, “Back to the Future (the film) is about money, loss, meteorology, rock n’ roll, love, and incest–” coincidentally enough, a lot like the Big Big Big Sur Fashion show! (Give or take…)