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The News:

December 21, 2014: Now that you have awoken to a post-Santarchy world, do you have memories to share? Okay, maybe you don't remember much, but do you have pictures to share?

We have a permanent archive at our website: http://www.detroitsantarchy.com and we would like to display your pictures too. Please send pictures you would like to share with the website to: santarchist at detroitsantarchy dot com.

There was a time the mailbox could get over run with pics now that they can be so big, but that shouldn't be a problem anymore because we have an unlimited mailbox now. Send them big.

Don't worry about cropping anything for us, we can do that later if it's necessary. The biggest problem with pictures that are shared are the ones that are blurry. Some can be fixed so that they are acceptable, but sometimes there isn't anything we can do, especially if they are already sized at 400px or something similarly small. Please don't shrink them.

We're not looking for professional quality, we want spontaneous pictures of Santa and his helpers in their natural habitat. You know... the drinking frenzy at the watering hole. Group pix can be best because we'd like to show as many of you as possible. But it's not an absolute.

I'm not sure of the timeline for posting pix onto the site yet. Santa is still making toys for all the boys and girls until... well you know when that is. And... there's prep just getting things ready. You can be sure that as they get onto the site, we'll post here and let you know it's safe to check them out.

~el Santa
santarchist at detroitsantarchy dot com

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December 20, 2014: From a Facebook Post is this: If you need a ride too and from your satellite bars and have never used Lyft or Urber, use promo code LyftBud for a $25 credit off of one ride on Lyft and pesm0 for $20 credit off of an Uber. Install both apps and get to the bar and back for free! Maybe sure you enter the promo codes BEFORE you request a ride.

December 20, 2014:
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We all know that Santa brings out the child in us, with that being said, each bus will have a chaperone. When you see the smiling face behind this shirt, please be nice and show your pass. You can be naughty all you want after that.

~ Santa

December 20, 2014: We're getting a bit of the "wailing and gnashing of teeth" about requiring a Santa outfit (or anything cool in the spirit of santa) for Santarchy. Really people? Maybe this really isn't for you? Target, Walmart, Party City, Michaels, JoAnn Fabrics & Crafts,etc all carry cheap santa suits for $20 and up. Most real Santarchists drop that in the first hour buying alkyhol that night. Get your priorities straight and Santa-THE-fuck-up.

~ Santa

December 19, 2014: Again, Here's the BUS PICK UP LIST for Detroit Santarchy 2014 !!!

All buses are on a first come first served basis so get there early enough and buy that pass! We recommend 5:30-6:30pm. We've always been able to fit everyone on board but keep a plan B in place just in case. You can also purchase bus passes at The Gaelic League anytime after 7pm the night of the event.

Having said that, a fun Santa would never have a problem offering up lap space to a Santa's helper or squeezing together a bit more than on a typical city bus.... Keep it fun and respect your fellow Santas even though they may appear inebriated and unintelligible. Anyways...here's the list.

BUS PASSES ARE $20
Ypsilanti - Tap Room 201 W. Michigan Ave. (one bus)
Ferndale - (Imperial) - 22828 Woodward Ave - (3 buses) - 6:45*
Livonia - (K of C Hall) - 19801 Farmington Rd - (2 buses) - 6:30*
Dearborn - (New Place Lounge) - 22723 Mich Ave - (2 buses) - 6:45*
Monroe - (129 Lounge) - 129 E. Front St - 6:30* (one bus)
Plymouth/Canton - The Post Bar 844 Penniman 6:45 (one bus)
Downriver/Southgate - (Mallies Bar) - 19400 Northline Rd - 6:45* (2 buses)
Warren/Roseville - (Johnny B Good's) - 26230 Groesbeck Hwy, Warren - 6:30* (one bus)

All buses head to the Irish Gaelic League 2068 Mich. Ave, Detroit.

Around 8:00-9pm the buses will start to spread out to the 13+ bars . From that point with your bus pass you can ride ANY of the 13 chartered buses. Once we evenly spread out you freaks, the buses will start a bus route stopping at EVERY bar. Keep in mind you may not go to the bar you want initially so just stay on or hop on another bus once they start the route. With 13 buses this year the bus wait time should only be 2-5 minutes maximum.

Let Santas get off the bus at each stop before you try and stuff your chubby lil rosey red cheeks back on the bus. We really need to keep loads down to under 20 Santas to keep things moving. There will be another bus right around the corner! Just make sure at the end of the night you find the bus you rode in on and take it back home. There will be signs in the window letting you know your origination city.

Please get back to the Gaelic League by 1:30-1:40am to make this happen. We will have chaperones again on each bus so make sure they can see your pass or you won't be allowed to board.

Please share this info.
~ Santa

December 19, 2014: Heads up ! The Bars/Clubs that are having entertainment are still charging cover to Santas WITHOUT a 2014 Detroit Santarchy bus pass. Have your passes out and visible for easy entry. ~Santa


December 19, 2014: If you have been trying to follow our Facebook page, what you need to know is this: We have a few people watching and answering questions for Detroit Santarchy from several different computers. After a failed login a prompt came up asking "who the fuck are you? (ok..not those exact words.) I tried to re-log in and it failed again. Out of desperation I gave them my login name. I had no idea these FB bastards would take that and change our name for 60 F#%king DAYS !!! WTF ? This is Detroit Santarchy...the show will go on !! and FB can suck it.

If it looks like Detroit Santarchy... And if it drinks like Detroit Santarchy... It is Detroit Santarchy. Don't be fooled by the name. The controlling intrests of Facebook fucked with our name. If it says Len Von Speedcult and it looks like Detroit Santarchy... it is Detroit Santarchy.


December 19, 2014: If you are one of those downriver Santarchists grabbing the two buses at Mallies, they will have beer and shot specials for Santas prior to boarding. They also asked that anyone parking there and riding the bus, park in the big lot directly across the street.
Later - Santa


December 16, 2014 - It's just a few more days until the night you have been looking forward to arrives. So here is some things you might want to know. First, BUS PASSES ARE $20.

Second, these are the 2014 bus pickup locations:
* Ypsilanti - Tap Room - 201 W. Michigan Ave. (one bus) - 6:30 pm
* Ferndale - The Imperial - 22828 Woodward Ave - (3 buses) - 6:45 pm
* Livonia - K of C Hall - 19801 Farmington Rd - (2 buses) - 6:30 pm
* Dearborn - New Place Lounge - 22723 Mich Ave - (2 buses) - 6:45 pm
* Monroe - The 129 Lounge - 129 E. Front St - (one bus) - 6:30 pm
* Plymouth/Canton - The Post Bar - 844 Penniman Avenue - (one bus) - 6:30pm
* Downriver/Southgate - Mallies Bar - 19400 Northline Rd - (2 buses) - 6:45 pm
* Warren/Roseville - Johnny B Good's - 26230 Groesbeck Hwy - (one bus) - 6:30 pm

Third, all buses head to the Irish Gaelic League, which is located at 2068 Mich. Ave, Detroit. If you miss the bus, couldn't get on the bus because it's full, or whatever, Go to the Irish Gaelic League anyway. Why?

You can also just show up at the Detroit Gaelic League and buy a bus pass there or even join us enroute by purchasing a bus pass from any of the bus helpers we'll have on each bus. Don't even ask us: "which bars are we going to?" You're along for the ride, just chill and have a good time. We have 3 new really cool bars this year we think you'll like! Its going to rock as it always does!

November 03, 2014 - This is the first post of the season and there is not much to tell yet. The Detroit Santarchy is on Saturday December 20, 2014. There is no presale of the bus passes. They are only available the night of the event. Do not panic. It all works out because the buses act as shuttles, loading and unloading the Santas and Santa helpers throught the evening.

Stay tuned. More info will come after Thanksgiving.

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December 26, 2013 - Do you wish you had purchased a Santarchy Tshirt on Saturday? You still can. Just click here.

December 24, 2013 - Thanks to you who have already sent pics to the web site for posting to the permanant archive. Santa hasn't had a chance to start on that project yet. But soon my droogies... very soon. Until then, the Detroit Freepress has posted pics here.

December 21, 2013 - Santa always likes it if you share a picture or two with the website for the permanent archive, please email them to santarchist at detroitsantarchy dot com. Group pictures are always great. The thing that kills pictures from being usable at the site is being blurry. Otherwise, Santa is happy to see what you got.

You can click on the link for 2012 pics posted through the Detroit Freepress at the Metromix.

You can also go back and see the pics posted at the Detroit Free Press from 2011. See them at the Metromix. Or check out our galleries starting here.



Santa still has swag:

Tshirts, tote bags and beer koozies are in our store and ready for you to purchase. The cool stuff is here. And just because you can't remember what happened DetroitSantarchy night in your head, you can remember it with one of our shirts, or at least claim to. So go ahead... Buy one... or two... or more.



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Be My Friend?

Santa whore's himself at MySpace and Facebook. So keep up with the latest news by becoming a friend.
MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/detroitsantarchy
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Hey! Aren't you my ride?

!!!! And remember, always be a fun but responsible Santa. Have a designated driver for the trip home at the end of the night. And not just any designated driver either. Get a non-drinking one. !!!!

Need a cab? Checker Cab 313-963-7000



Metrotimes Article

There was an article about our event from 2004 in the Metrotimes, written by Sarah Klein. You can link to it here. And once again, we at DetroitSantarchy want to thank the bars for hosting us.



Wanna Share a Picture?

If you would like to share a picture or two with us after this year's event, please send an to email to santarchist at detroitsantarchy dot com.





The Test:

And finally, maybe you're visiting this site because you've heard of Santarchy, but you wonder if you're 'Santa Enough' to participate? Well wonder no more. We've provided a little quiz for you to find out -- just take the test. See you soon.





 

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