This is a recap of the last few pop-up events that we have been doing around the city.
In a rare photo, by herself, Da Dooster makes a solo appearance at the North Main Street Marketplace, in the historic neighborhood of Independence Heights, the first Black neighborhood incorporated by the city of Houston.
Though the weather was a little gloomy, we did pretty good that day, both selling our wares and also meeting the people of this illustrious community. I ended up going to the Dated Faded and Worn Vintage Festival, but I knew that she would be able to handle it all by herself.
I do know that the founder of the event came through and bought all of our copies of "Their Eyes Were Watching God" in one fell swoop!
Next pop-up location: The Green Zone, a newly renovated vendor/greenspace in Third Ward, on Almeda Road, which is the main thoroughfare for Black business in this part of town.
We met a few interesting people here: a holistic doctor with 100s of videos on Youtube, a group of community members that wore TSU labelled apparel, but did not attend the school, and lovely friends (one of which was our very first customer ever!; the others were a newlywed couple who supported us in a major way).
We are most thankful for the moment that happened with one of our books about the mysterious "Voynich Manuscript": As he was perusing the table, his eyes caught the book and he immediately exclaimed, "Let me get that book about the Voynich Manuscript". I was elated because he was the perfect customer to receive that book! A hand in a glove was that purchase, for sure.
Shoutout to Sauce Co. Shoppette for the invite! Looking forward to doing this again, as it was a fun time.
Our most recent pop-up put us back in Independence Heights, albeit the weather was on our side this time. I must admit that we were running on a half full tank of energy, as the night before, we had just touched down from our trip to Los Angeles. Once we got to around an hour into the pop-up, that is when things got busy and, quite frankly, stated that way for us.
We had the opportunity to meet an individual from the organization, Restoring Justice. You may have heard from this organization, during last year's protests surrounding the deaths of George Floyd, Breanna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery. Check out the following link for more details: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I0UGq2gygtY
We managed to meet a great deal of people, ate some great BBQ brisket, and had some of the best tumeric infused carrot-juice ever. Forever grateful for the good people on North Main St. for the love and support.
Stay tuned to our social media for all of our upcoming events and pop-up appearances!
Make It Happen,
Luminary Engineer (Lightbulb Changer)