I always figured I would live on the margins of society, part of a very small Outlaw segment.
– Dr. Hunter S. Thompson (July 18, 1937 – Feb 20, 2005)
The Outsider’s case against society is very clear. All men and women have these dangerous, unnameable impulses, yet they keep up a pretence, to themselves, to others; their respectability, their philosophy, their religion, are all attempts to gloss over, to make look civilized and rational something that is savage, unorganized, irrational. He is an Outsider because he stands for Truth.
– Colin Wilson The Outsider
An unabridged live reading of “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: a Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream” By Hunter S. Thompson
Aspen— Hunter S. Thompson very much enjoyed hearing his work read out loud and in the moment. It could be an older piece or something new. Reading aloud made the writing come alive.
In that spirit and to celebrate what would be the journalist’s 75th birthday, The Gonzo Reading Project is hosting a continuous reading of “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas” on Saturday, July 14th. at The Hotel Jerome in Aspen, Colorado. The live performance project is scheduled to begin atnoon and take about seven hours—depending upon circumstances.
Friends from far and wide will gather to participate and read at one the iconic institutions in Gonzo literature.
“Slower,” Hunter would inevitably say to the reader. He wrote his work to have a certain cadence, and he liked to hear every comma. If you are interested in reading a part of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Will you buy the ticket and take the ride? Are you ready to read?
WHAT: Unabridged live reading of “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: a Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream” By: Hunter S. Thompson
WHO: The Gonzo Reading Project, Friends and Family of the late Hunter S. Thompson
WHERE: The Hotel Jerome’s Green Library, Fat City, USA
WHEN: Saturday, July 14, 2012 at High Noon
You can also watch the event on a live webcast at the following link: – http://www.ustream.tv/channel/gonzo-reading-project
Many thanks to the folks over at The Gonzo Reading Project for the info.
All the best,