Originally posted Oct. 5 at 6:49 p.m. Updated Oct. 7 at 11:20 a.m. with the sweet official poster. See bottom of post.
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Oct. 28 will see Anaheim mayoral contenders Tom Tait and Shirley McCracken come to the small, warehouse-like space to talk issues in an event that's free to the public and moderated by OC journalist Jerry Hicks.
Johnson says he landed the debate because he knew Tait and McCracken from back when they were on the Anaheim city council and Johnson was trying to open AAA up. McCracken was opposed but came around. Tait was a supporter from the start.
So when he saw Tait at some function, Johnson, mostly jokingly, pitched him on the idea of a debate. Tait said yes, if McCracken would agree. Johnson said she did. And voila, this strange event was born.
What's more, this might be the last ever gig at AAA Electra. Johnson's lease on the Anaheim venue expires on the first day of 2011, and he's all set to open a space at the Emergency Arts collective in Las Vegas. Why move? Vegas offered him a deal, AAA Electra is a money-suck, and one other thing... "If the kids would do something new, I wouldn't be so damn bored," he said. "If we hear one more cover of 'Mongoloid,' I'll stab someone."
The debate will feature cupcakes.