I have to thank Dave Burns (wherever he may be!) for taking Eric & myself to our first Spike & Mike Sick & Twisted Festival of Animation back in 1991. Cheap, gross, disturbing and at the same time entertaining, going to the animation festival was fun during college. We went again a few years later, I think it was in '99 and the atmosphere wasn't the same, probably because we'd gotten older. The number of pot smokin' vagrant-looking kiddies appeared to have sky-rocketed and they seemed extra dingey and rude. Plus the only memorable thing I saw was Billy's Balloon by Don Hertzfeldt.
The most recent animation show we went to was, oddly enough, called the Animation Show in 2003.
Below are a couple of barf bags and program covers from long past tours of SMSTFA from my "collection" of ephemera. On the Vomit-Glossary barf bag, from left to right, top to bottom:
GAG - BARF - PUKE
TOSS THE COOKIES - LOSE YER LUNCH - SPILL THE OATS
TECHNICOLOR YAWN - PLAYING THE WHALE - DRY HEAVE
LAUGHING AT THE GROUND - TALKING TO THE TOILET - DRIVING THE PORCELAIN BUS