|IVC's PAC: Saddleback north?|
Recently, a colleague dropped by to explain the latest absurdity concerning the project. There’s very little color in the building, he said, and what color there is is some kind of red.
But there’s a problem. Those red accents must be replaced, it seems.
Said the friend: “evidently Saddleback College claims that particular part of the color spectrum.”
“Red is Saddleback’s color. We’re blue.”
“Yeah, like those goddam balloons they put up all the time,” said another colleague.
"You're kidding!" I said. "We can't use any red?"
“Nope. No red allowed.”
|PAC: there were so many options|
“Evidently, black is OK, too. They’re gonna go with black. Beige and black.”
After a second or two, another colleague mentioned the curious factoid that our celebrated Performing Arts Center (PAC) is colored red, more or less. It looks like a big, rusty collision of geometric shapes.
“Yeah,” said the friend, “but that’s because the building was supposed to be brick, but they fucked up and the project ran out of money, and so they went with the usual cheapy stucco and painted it ‘brick’—i.e., a particularly ugly shade of red chosen by Glenn [Roquemore, IVC’s Prez].”
"I heard that he chose that color 'cuz the paint happened to be on sale," I said.
We stared into space.
Note: I am not suggesting that Saddleback College has somehow interceded to prevent the use of red in the building. My assumption was that some district or college official imposed some sort of district rule or understanding to the effect that red is for Saddleback, blue is for IVC. C'mon.
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