On Tuesday October 12, 2004, the Gadabout Traveling Film Festival rolled into Santa Cruz for an evening of films, music, coloring books and zine distribution. Local poets got the night going followed by a short video of the Free Radio Santa Cruz raid. It all took place at Barrios Unidos and raised money for Free Radio Santa Cruz and to get the Gadabout folks up to the city.
If you have not heard yet, Santa Cruz has a blooming poetry scene. All of these poets were really great and some really focused in on the attempt to silence Free Radio Santa Cruz.
The Kiss Ups traveled from their hometown in New York’s Hudson Valley all the way to Santa Cruz, one of 45 stops on the Gadabout Traveling Film Festival. Also on the bus was Jacinta Bunnell of GirlsNotChicks.com.