(The Big Dig is a video series by The Bulletin following the massive effort to clean up Pakit Liquidators — a large, cluttered home improvement resale yard on Bend’s east side — so it can host the 2013 Bend Roots Revival. Click here to watch the whole series.)
In the first installment of The Big Dig, we heard briefly from two men with apparently superhuman vision, standing among huge piles of
junk stuff and talking about stages and live music and food vendors and drinks and fire marshals and building capacity. It was clear they want to throw a party in this messy space … somehow.
Now, it’s time to meet those guys and hear their plans. But before we can do that, we need to learn a little bit more about how they got to this point and this place.