The first time I ever saw The Dude do battle with the nihilists in the Coen Brothers‘ modern classic The Big Lebowski, I never could have imagined the impact this film would have on the lives of nerds, shut-ins and socially handicapped people such as myself. And now, almost a decade after the film’s initial release, the Lebowski Culture is showing no signs of slowing down.
Lebowski Fest is a celebration of everything wonderful and bizarre about the film – women dressed as valkyries, music performed by a fictional band of nihilistic Germans, endless bowling tournaments and White Russians all around. It pretty much sounds like the most fun thing ever.
With sellout events in 3 US cities every year, you probably won’t have to travel far to get in touch with your Inner Dude (or El Duderino, if you’re not into the whole brevity thing). Check out these pics from last week’s party in LA.