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Ready to Dawdle, Again?

Posted June 3, 2011

Back for its second year, 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 for you to show your support of True/False in the off-season. Can we call it a tradition yet?

On Saturday, August 20, we’re teaming up once again with the jolly adventurers at Off Track Events to ensure a refreshing, fun bike ride from Columbia to Rocheport down the MKT and Katy Trails. To dawdle means to take one’s time, to proceed slowly — and that is a fine way to describe this lazy summer evening’s 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 out on the Katy Trail, finding intriguing spots along the way, including some 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 will serve up a delicious local food picnic-style dinner, along with beer, wine and other drinks, and listen to one of our new favorite bands. And then, after the sun has dropped, we’ll kick back on the hillside to enjoy an outdoor screening of a brand-new documentary, looking out over the Missouri River valley. Last year, the orange sunset was stunning, and we’re counting on more of the same.

And, as with all True/False films, the filmmaker and hopefully a few of the subjects will be there in person to answer your questions afterwards. Then it’s on to waiting buses and back home to wait out the 194 days until True/False 2012 (March 1-4).

We’re finalizing plans for the band and the film now, and plan to announce them both on July 1. Ticket sales will also start that day. To get an idea of what this craziness is all about, take a moment to relive last year’s Boone Dawdle.

Ticket Types

Whole Shebang ($65)

    • Organized bike ride from downtown Columbia to Les Bourgeois (complete with trail support, water, live music and other surprises)
    • Boone Dawdle tank top (perfect for a warm summer evening)
    • Local food picnic
    • Two drink tickets good for Schlafly beer or Les Bourgeois wine
    • Concert
    • Outdoor screening, complete with director Q&A
    • Shuttle back to downtown Columbia for you and your bike
    • Please download the Release from Liability, print it out, sign it, and bring it with you on the day of the Dawdle. (Every individual participating in the ride or the splash zone must sign a release in order to participate.)

      Party Pass ($45)

        • Local food picnic
        • Two drink tickets good for Schlafly beer or Les Bourgeois wine
        • Concert
        • Outdoor screening, complete with director Q&A
        • Shuttle from downtown Columbia to Les Bourgeois and back (complimentary for the first 100 folks who sign up; $5 after that)
        • Does not include transportation for a bike

          Just the Ride ($30)

          • Organized bike ride from downtown Columbia to Les Bourgeois (complete with trail support, water, live music and other surprises)
          • Boone Dawdle tank top (perfect for a warm summer evening)
          • Shuttle back to downtown Columbia for you and your bike
          • Please download the Release from Liability, print it out, sign it, and bring it with you on the day of the Dawdle. (Every individual participating in the ride or the splash zone must sign a release in order to participate.)
          • Does not include film, concert, dinner or drinks at the winery.

            Super Circle Advance Purchase ($500)

            Purchase your Super Circle pass now for True/False 2012, and we’ll throw in a free Whole Shebang ticket to the Boone Dawdle as thanks for your early support. The Super Circle is our ultra-deluxe patron pass, perfect for those wanting a complete immersion in the True/False experience, and the best way to support the future of the Festival.

            Super Circle Pass includes:

              • Admission for one person to festival films from Thursday through Sunday
              • Admission to ALL T/F events and parties, including the Filmmaker Fete, the Jubilee, Reality Bites, the Friday night @ction party, and the Weird Wake Up (with a reserved ticket)
              • 45 minutes of personal, one-one-one consultation with one of the festival directors (Paul Sturtz or David Wilson) to help plan your film selections and schedule for the weekend
              • An invitation to join the True/False submissions committee for a pre-fest screening and discussion of a film being considered for inclusion in the festival
              • First crack at on-line ticket reservations, including a 24-hour window of exclusive access before all other passholders
              • Preferred access via the Q to films at all festival theaters
              • One of our coveted True/False festival swag bags
              • Early announcements of festival happenings and film selection news throughout the year
              • $200 of the purchase price is tax deductible as a charitable donation to the festival

                Tickets go on sale July 1. All tickets (except the Super Circle Advance Purchase) will increase $5 on August 8. Tickets sold out quickly last year, so we encourage getting yours early.

                Due to the grown-up nature of the event, we strongly discourage bringing children under 12. Children 12 and up will be admitted at regular ticket prices.

                Schedule

                We’ll post a detailed schedule soon, but here’s an approximate idea of how the day will go:

                3:00-4:00 pm:  Bike ride departures from downtown

                6:30-8:30 pm:  Local foods picnic

                8:00-9:00 pm:  Concert

                9:00-10:30 pm:  Film screening

                10:30-11:00 pm:  Director Q&A

                (schedule is subject to change)

                Bad Weather Plan

                If inclement weather strikes on August 20, the bike ride portion of the Boone Dawdle will still take place rain or shine. The party at Les Bourgeois (picnic and live music) will be moved inside the Blufftop Bistro. The film will be shown at a later date at Ragtag Cinema (exact date tbd), and all Boone Dawdle ticket holders will be granted free admission to the film and informed of the date and times well in advance.

                 
                 
                 
                 
                   
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