Over the years the Philadelphia Weirdos met so many amazing friends through our connection with IAM/BME/Shannon. We’d get in the car and drive 10 hours on a whim, just to attend an event that we were invited to. We’d fly to Mexico, Canada, drive all over the US to hang out with like-minded folks. On April 27th, we hosted a gathering in honor of a friend who left us too soon. It’s wasn’t a wake or a memorial, but a celebration of not only Shannon, but the friendships we made through him.
The weekend had something for everyone, reminiscent of BME BBQs of the past. There was a picnic at the park, private suspensions, a party/fundraiser at a bar and the eventual hotel shenanigans that IAM events made famous.
We raised over $3600 in donations (thanks so much to our amazing sponsors, and to all of the folks who gave so freely) that were given directly to Ari Larratt via her Mother.