Posted June 20, 2012

Join True/False for the third annual Boone Dawdle on Saturday, August 18, 2012. The Boone Dawdle brings together some of the best things in life — biking, music, food, nature, and film. It’s also a fun, outdoorsy way to show your support of True/False in the off-season.

To dawdle means to take one’s time, to proceed slowly — and that’s a fine way to describe this lazy summer expedition from our cozy downtown Columbia home to the Missouri River, specifically the beautiful limestone blufftops of Rocheport. We’re retaining the elements you loved last year and interjecting some fresh surprises that will unfold over the course of the day.

Some of us will leisurely ride our bikes along the MKT and Katy Trails–finding intriguing spots to stop along the way while enjoying the sounds of T/F-style busking musicians–while others will hop in their jalopies or catch a shuttle to the Blufftop Bistro at Les Bourgeois vineyards. Out there before sunset, we’ll serve up a delicious local food picnic-style dinner, along with Schlafly beer, wine and other drinks, and listen to one of our favorite bands, Cave. And then, after the sun has dropped, we’ll kick back on the hillside to enjoy an outdoor screening of The Source, all while looking out over the Missouri River valley. Then it’s on to waiting buses and back home to wait out the days until True/False 2013.


In popular mythology, Altamont and the Manson Family marked a disturbing end to the endless Summer of Love. But an uber-60s experience was still swinging in Los Angeles. Here a charismatic former Marine named Jim Baker began a commune that attracted beautiful young followers who called him “Father Yod.” In a sprawling mansion, flower children meditated, made psychedelic music and free love, and worked as bean-sprout soldiers at the beginning of the health food revolution. And it was all captured on Super 8 film by the sharp eye of a woman named Isis Aquarian, designated Keeper of the Records. Forty years later Aquarian worked with co-directors Jodi Wille and Maria Demopoulos to unlock the archive and tell the outrageous story of The Source. Wille and Aquarian will join us after the film to expand on the film’s revelations and answer your questions.


Birthed in Columbia and now based in Chicago, Cave play shamanic psychedelia. With ecstatic rhythms and spacey yet tight jams, expect them to open your third eye.


  • 2:00-3:00 pm Bike Clinic by Walt’s Bike Shop in the parking lot of Shiloh
  • 3:00-4:00 pm Registration and bike ride departures from Shiloh
  • 5:30 pm Shuttle leaves from Shiloh for Les Bourgeois for Party Pass ticket holders who reserved a spot
  • 6:00 pm Doors open for the party at Les Bourgeois
  • 6:00-8:30 pm Dinner buffet open
  • 7:30-8:45 pm Cave concert
  • 9:00-10:30 pm Screening of The Source
  • 10:30-11:00 pm Q&A with Jodi Wille and Isis Aquarian
  • 11:00 pm-12:00 am Shuttles depart from Les Bourgeois for Shiloh

Download our “How to Dawdle” guide for more information