A few months back, my friend Monte told me I needed to watch Skatopia: 88 Acres of Anarchy, which looks at the Skatopia park in Rutland, Ohio. Now I could write a little pithy history of the place, but really it’s better if you just go read about it yourself. Here is how it begins:
50,000,000 BCE :: The first swamp troggs emerge out of the ocean
5,000 BCE :: Egyptian Punks perform the first Acid Drop off the Pyramids
While I haven’t watched the film yet (I’ll be doing that this weekend), I suspect the movie’s theme is summed up in the last lines from the trailer: “It’s the American Dream. No government. No police. Skatopia.”
You can also check out the park’s blog, which contains much of the same information as the main site.