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Theme: Dormition of the Theotokos
Date: Saturday, August 15th
Attendees: 26 humans and 1 dog
Ride Corps: 6
New Punishments: Noisemaking, personal punishments
Facebook Link: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=128467963501
High Temp: 82°F

On Monday, March 16th, 2009 at 8:52 am, [displayname name=”Mike Kane”] announced the date of the 2009 Death March to the Sea as August 15th. [displayname name=”Mike Kane”] said that since this is also known as the Dormition of the Theotokos in the Eastern Orthodox Church, the march would have a Greek theme. This theme did not really pan out, but it did start the theme trend which would eventually take off.

[displayname name=”Jesse William Fuller”] made a new batch of patches for those who did not get them the year before. Additionally, he made patches for anyone who live blogs/tweets the event and for anyone who helps drive. Lastly, 10 liters of Fullerbräu Steam Engine were set aside for the March.

2009 marked a huge increase in the number of Marchers, and also included the first non-human marcher. The festival atmosphere was amazing, with numerous flags, horns, and costumes. Since the number of marchers was double the previous year, it was assumed that 100 people would be on the march by 2011 (2010 saw flat attendance, 2011 has 57 marchers).

The following time line comes from various sources, including Twitter, photos, and telephone logs:
7:00: [displayname name=”Jesse William Fuller”] arrives at Starbucks 30 minutes late.
7:40: Ride Corps finish dropping off the cars and head back to the Valley.
8:26: Ride Corps goes to buy Tommy’s.
9:29: Opening ceremonies begin at the top of Reseda.
9:49: Death March 2009 is already biggest ever.
10:09: [displayname name=”Mike Kane”] gives an awesome speech and the March begins!
10:27: Everyone arrives at the cougar sign. [displayname name=”Gregg Fuller”], [displayname name=”Debra Fuller”], and [displayname name=”Bob Normal”] missed the turn and have to go back a little. [displayname name=”Jesse William Fuller”] stays behind for [displayname name=”Travis Bellybutt”] & co.
11:31: [displayname name=”Adam Baker”] is supervising exercises at the Hub.
11:45: A group arrives at the Stromatolites.
11:55: [displayname name=”Jesse William Fuller”], [displayname name=”Chiemi Kaneko”], [displayname name=”Earl Gertwagen”], and [displayname name=”Roman Sheldon”] visit a weird rock tower near the Stromatolites.
11:56: [displayname name=”Gregg Fuller”] arrives at Eagle Rock just in time for lunch.
12:15: Everyone is at Eagle Rock, eating Tommy’s and drinking Steam Engine.
12:57: Flagbearers celebrating as they leave the Rock.
13:48: Scaring kids at Musch Camp. [displayname name=”Jesse William Fuller”] and [displayname name=”Paul Ryan Malixi”] head out to look for [displayname name=”Chiemi Kaneko”], [displayname name=”Earl Gertwagen”], and [displayname name=”Roman Sheldon”].
13:54: [displayname name=”Chiemi Kaneko”], [displayname name=”Earl Gertwagen”], [displayname name=”Roman Sheldon”], [displayname name=”Paul Ryan Malixi”] and [displayname name=”Jesse William Fuller”] arrive at Musch Camp.
14:12: [displayname name=”Gregg Fuller”] is on Musch trail to Trippet Parking Lot.
14:31: [displayname name=”Jesse William Fuller”], [displayname name=”Steven Kitzes”], Earl, Chiemi, Alon, Roman visit the Altar of Freedom.
14:45: [displayname name=”Kat”] and Wolf get a ticket!
15:00: [displayname name=”Gregg Fuller”] catches sight of the Palisades.
15:01: Wolf’s ticket complete.
16:03: [displayname name=”Jesse William Fuller”] passes the Parker Mesa fork.
16:24: [displayname name=”Jesse William Fuller”] catches sight of the church.
16:25: [displayname name=”Gregg Fuller”] is first to the ocean.
16:55: [displayname name=”Jesse William Fuller”] waits at the Los Lieones fork for a few folks.
17:58: [displayname name=”Jesse William Fuller”], Earl, and Chiemi arrive at the ocean.
18:37: [displayname name=”Jesse William Fuller”] leaves in Kaori from Los Liones with [displayname name=”Bob Normal”], [displayname name=”Gregg Fuller”], George, and Josh
20:52: [displayname name=”Jesse William Fuller”] drops Dory and Billy off at their cars after going back to the Palisades again.

The banquet occurred at 21:00. Due to some issues with planning, everyone buys their own food. Once at Josh’s house, the Punishments are discussed. It is decided that Noise Making makes you a troubadour and that personal punishments are now worth a title. Many soak in the jacuzzi.

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