Yesterday, I participated in an organised ‘Wander’. Tina Lee, assistant to OutTakes at The Disposable Film Festival, introduced me to the concept recently and I decided to participate for two reasons; not only did it sound like a fantastic way to get to know some of the lesser appreciated areas of the city but it might also give me some inspiration for the design of the OutTakes Scavenger Hunt for Sunset Art Crawl.
The Wanders Union provide advice, a map, a list of recommended zones with tasks to complete or treats to collect in each location, a pledge (the title of this post!) and a deadline; 12 hours to wander to 12 out of 15 zones between Sunset and Colma and along the west coast in between. We started at 12pm and the challenge was to finish and convene at Boulevard Cafe by 12.15am. In typical fashion, my companion and I ended up wandering off the Wanders Union route and finding our own way through 8 of their ‘zones’ and several of our own, arriving home tired, covered in black sand and happy at the early hour of 11pm with a take-away dinner of dim sun to enjoy as the spoils of our adventure We did use our time constructively though putting together a wee disposable document of our pilgrimmage. Well done to the organisers for a great trek. It definitely sparked some ideas for OutTakes!