As everyone’s favourite girl-about-town Tyler Clark Burke says, “This is really complicated.”
Here goes. That sensation we all know and love as Santa Cruz returns this weekend, with not one, but two (count ‘em two) days of fun and adventure. This Saturday at 10pm at the Gladstone Hotel, TCB will host Eagle Eyes: The Party. There will be DJs, games, and “music to make you dance your head off.”
Here’s where things get interesting.
Those who attend the party Saturday night will be given a code to take part in Eagle Eyes: The Scavenger Hunt. This code will allow you to access an online map the next day at noon, which will show an X that marks the start of the hunt. “Riddles, puzzles, and games will take you from X to X until you reach the last location.”
What do you need to play along? Tyler recommends a bicycle or a TTC pass, a pad of paper (with at least 10 sheets), pens, three elastic bands (?), a knapsack, $6.25 (“which you may not need to use), an umbrella, a ball of string, tape, a can of food and your favourite song on a CD or Ipod. It will take around 2 to 4 hours to complete.
What are we playing for? How about $500. Damn, you could buy a lot of gum with 500 bucks.
Tickets may be purchased in advance (if you can’t make the party you can still buy the code for the hunt) at zunior.com for $10. Some of the proceeds will be donated to the Toronto Public Space Committee.
If I’ve confused you, just check out the website.
October 13 – We just got sent this update from Tyler:
You will now also need a pair of sharp scissors for the scavenger hunt on Sunday. Do not run with these. You can participate in the hunt as a single person or in pairs (I would recommend a partner). Artists and friends Sandy Plotnikoff, Victoria Kent, Erin O’Hara, Michael-Ryan Kerr, Damian Rogers (and me) will be “manning” various booths/games/tables at the party (some of which will be practice for some of the scavenger hunt “challenges”). I would encourage you to bring a camera also to take photos as you go (prize for best photo). At the party on Saturday, Spiral Beach play at midnight. Since everyone things the party is a Santa Cruz, it now is. I will be handing out numbers for mailboxes. New prizes for the scavenger hunt (beyond the grand prize of $500) include two tickets to see Beck (and his new CD) and, courtesy of Fox Distribution, 3-season sets of each IN LIVING COLOUR and my bff Paris’ show THE SIMPLE LIFE. The Beck concert is on Monday, October 16.