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The Shade Invades….Europa!

0 Comments 10 October 2012


Fellow Interlopers,

The Shade staff had the please of peeking behind the old iron curtain and had the pleasure of  illuminating the Eastern Bloc with our incandescence. On a beautiful afternoon last week The Staff invaded downtown Prague and we couldn’t think of a better place for setting up our international HQ than at Lennon’s Wall ( as in John Lennon….not the other one).

Lennon’s wall was a lightening rod of independence and protest of the youth of the Czech Republic during the communist occupation of the latter half of the 20th century. During occupation any type of contact – let alone celebration – was not only frowned upon…it was illegal. Beginning in the 1980s the youth of the repressed nation took to the street to express their discontent and intentions for righteousness at the Lennon Wall.

The Wall was a massive sore spot for the regime and served as a much needed mouthpiece for the public. The Wall was a symbol for freedom and solidarity with the rest of the western world while the nation struggled under communism. Now, The Shade has a stake in that sentiment.

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