Sunday, February 1, 2009

The Lebowski Experience 2009

This weekend was one of my favorite weekends of the year. The 2009 Lebowski Experience in Springfield.Each year fans of The Big Lebowski gather in costume and cause mayhem at our local bowling alley Strike and Spare West. They deserve a big "thank you" for closing down the whole place for all the local Achievers.
We started with the traditional gathering at our home.

Below, Dirk enjoying the pre-experience antics.Cindy and Dirk won the prize for traveling the furthest for the Lebowski Experience. All the way from Kansas CityKhara and Marc at our home.Remember the Nihilists from the film? If not, here is a shot and yes that is Flea. And here are our Nihilists. Cindy, Khara and Cruddy.Eric as Walter Sobchak.Apparently all Nihilists want to be The Jesus. Here is Cindy doing her impression.And Christy doing The Jesus dance.And some Nihilists like to flash lame gang signs.Amanda as our Bunny Lebowski!

Andy as our Donny...can't you just hear the "Whoo!".
The MacMurray crew at the Lebowski Experience: Emily, Eric, Khara and Cori. Well Done MacMurray!

Check out that last frame on the video monitor!

Walter with the Kahlua Girls as they wander the Lebowski Experience.

Our crew getting something to eat.

A happy Nihilist.

Walter with the has papers.

Walter about to call "OVER THE LINE!" The Nihilist is calm because she observes no rules.
Walter winning a cool door prize. He also took home the grand prize for best costume.

Nihilist Khara and her marmot.

The traditional spreading of Donny's ashes.

Well done.

A short gallery of other Achievers from the Springfield area.

The Dude, Donny in a can, the grocery checker and the Pomeranian's owners in Hawaii.

Maud as the Viking Woman from the dream sequence.
The Jesus!

Another Walter.And for the last shot...of course there was toe cake!

The Springfield version was very well attended this year and seems to grow every year.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Great Post! Love the pictures.