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Posted on January 17 at 10:32 p.m.
A title containing "Dead Pedestrians" was probably not the best choice of words today - as catchy and relevant as it is to this story, it is insensitive and seems ignorant, given last night's accident on Las Positas.
Would you consider re-wording?
On Dead Pedestrians Make Poor Shoppers
Posted on April 21 at 1:35 a.m.
Just a comment about the supposed origins and history of Floatopia... it was definitely alive and well in the springs of 2002 and 2003, when I can vouch for several participants. Maybe fewer in number, the event actually consisted of floating from Coal Oil Point to Campus Point with rafts tied together to form long chains. What a great way to get to know a few people. I think the attire of choice was a tuxedo/suit or evening gown over a wetsuit? Really it seems like this year's event had less floating than the name suggests.
This may be lost in the chatter about trash and journalism, but I appreciated the story and the mention of this longstanding tradition. Isla Vista life stays with you long after you've moved on, sometimes with a bit of eye-rolling lore. For those of you who live there, enjoy the bubble for what it is, but don't expect the rest of us to think all your antics are cute - just some of them. You will know us by the glow of reminiscence on our faces and the appetite for Freeb!rds.
On Isla Vista's Floatopia Fiasco