All You Need Are Kisses At Broadway Station

It's already in The Vancouver Province (when that link dies, check the scan of it on the organizer's LiveJournal), on page A2 of yesterday's edition, so thousands of people already know about it: at 6 P.M. tonight couples of no doubt all possible combinations are going to lock lips on the SkyTrain from Broadway Station here in Vancouver to Waterfront Station. The plan is to keep making out until the train loops back to Broadway. It's a sequel to the 8 hour makeout on Commercial Drive, which I first read about as a link in the Vancouver blogs section of Urban Vancouver. A couple days ago, I also saw the announcement that it would happen today, emailed in, and got the time and location of it, thinking it would be something that only a relative few would know about and that would be fun to "document". Evidently the Jason Botchford from Province got a hold of the info too. It's tempting to moan about the "mainstream media" broadcasting something that seems like it was supposed to be a surprise, but the idea and the slogan "bringing back first base" and the phrase "makeout artist" are pretty great. I still haven't seen anybody drop a reference to the phrase "all you need are kisses to start a makeout party", but maybe they'll use that for the next prank.


I attended the event, deciding at the last minute that media coverage was a pretty shitty excuse. I didn't participate, but took some photos and video, which should be forthcoming, if I can find the dongle to my camera. BCTV was filming there, and should have a report at 11:30 PM tonight (July 16, 2005), so if you see someone in a green t-shirt scurrying from the shot, that would be me.

I don't think I would be 开放 enough to just grab and friend and participate, but if my girlfriend was down I would have been all over this. Hooray for PDAs-for-a-cause.

Yeah, same here. I would have needed to have a girlfriend in order to participate, and would have asked her to participate with me. That said, it was pretty intense at one point, with all the cute lesbians and the hot gay dudes (one couple were friends, the other couple was a couple of guys who just met, and both couples were smokin') and the one straight couple making out. At least one kid showed up, but she didn't want to make out with a stranger, much less someone 10 years her senior. I felt out of place, but that's normal for me actually, so that wasn't part of the considerations in deciding whether I wanted to attend.

Just posted some of the photos I took of Metro Makeout. Video forthcoming.