BYO Producer Laine Kaplan-Levenson tells of an embarrassing yet passionate moment at an outdoor music festival where she became the “fan on drugs”.
STORYTELLER: Lindsey Bottinger
DATE: October 17th, 2013
VENUE: Fortier Park
PRODUCER: Karen Gardner
When she was in college, Lindsey Bottinger was a different person. She was devoted to her faith and committed to spreading it among others. But on one sweaty morning on a fateful trip to Spain, an unexpected tryst caused her to reevaluate her priorities.
This story was told on December 5th at 3020 Royal Street and later produced by Lucy Rosenbloom. The theme of the evening was “The Passion”, and here, Karl Saliter tells of a young fire juggler, and the moment of “nooooooo.”
The song you hear at the end is “Honest Mistake” by The Bravery.
There’s only one thing better than Christmas. It’s Christmas Eve. Next week Bring Your Own provides you with that just-around-the-corner feeling by putting you:
“On The Verge”
(Inspired by last event’s winner, the incomparable Engram Wilkinson)
Sing us a tale of getting THIS close, toe-ing the line, finding yourself at the threshold or about to blow.
Thursday, April 3rd
7:30pm: BYO Cocktail Hour: Food, Beer, Music.
8pm: Stories start
(back at the) Alvar Public Librar Courtyard
913 Alvar St. (Btwn N. Rampart & Burgundy)
This story was told on September 19th, 2013 at Fortier Park in Bayou St. John, and later produced by Natalie Yahr. The theme of the evening was ‘Distortion’, and here, BYO Producer Nina Feldman admits to flirting with her girlfriend’s grandpa, who didn’t know she was the girlfriend, at a Passover seder. Can’t make this stuff up.
The song you hear at the end is ‘Family Waves’ by Dinosaur Feathers
BYO Cocktail Hour
MUSIC BY THE MAHALA TRIO!
Communist Swine Taco Social | Drinks by Bywater Boxing Club
617 Piety Street
The Bywater Boxing Club
(Behind Pizza D)
To reserve a spot to tell a story, respond to this email asap! First come first served!
Amy Ohalloran gave her audience at the Pauger House in New Orleans a window into her experience being recruited and indoctrinated as a member of a cult….and how she got out.
STORYTELLER: Amy Ohalloran
DATE: June 6th, 2012
VENUE: Pauger House, Marigny, New Orleans
PRODUCER: Nina Feldman
This story was told by University of New Orleans Professor Richard Goodman on September 19th, 2013 at Fortier Park in Bayou St John. The theme of the evening was ‘Distortion’, and here, Goodman rationalizes his slow uptake with women, and the repercussions of attending an all boys High School.
Produced by Mallory Falk
This story was told at Fortier Park on October 17th, 2013. The theme of the evening was “Thrown”, and Sarah Chervinsky tells of her faith in religion, her faith in baseball, and when the two eclipse.
Produced By Lucy Rosenbloom
We’re throwing a big ass house party because BYO likes you. Come transition into the Mardi Gras season, as we host a party at The Aquarium Gallery and Studios (in the Bywater; not that BlackFish deathtrap by Harrah’s), in celebration of Bring Your Own and the stories we share. Suggested donations and sliding scale food and drinks go toward our ongoing efforts to keep this event free and accessible to the public.
8-9pm – Audio and Art Gallery time
10pm – Guest Storyteller
All Night – Party: ridiculously hard.
The Communist Swine Taco Social is just back from Mexico with tacos for veggie and meat lovers alike. They take whatever $$ you can give, and it’s all going to a good cause so COME HUNGRY!
The first half of the evening will feature the wonderful Swamp Lilies playing all your favorites! Followed by Lost in the Holler! Followed by DJ Jamz. So don’t be too cool for the first hour of the party if you want that Ol’ Time String lovin’. And t