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Hug #1

June 30, 2010

June 28, 2010 12:30 – 1:30 pm
Millenium Park – Pritzker Pavillion

This was the “formal” beginning of our series. We had decided to make it our practice, to meet once a week, in the loop, to perform this act for one hour. We had made up some flyers, to explain a bit about ourselves, and had arranged for someone to be there to talk to passerby about it. Rachel couldnt come at the last minute because she was sick, and Aurora was quite late, I think, but it all worked out. We actually found a friend, Sangeet, in the park, and asked if he would offer any comments to people with questions. That day, we did not have the balloon, and had our shoes to hold down our flyers. We were in the middle of the lawn of the pavillion. No one came too close. Based on this first attempt, however, we decided to add the balloons and better ways to distribute the flyers, but it began a real practice, which we have managed to continue and evolve.

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