So, I just got a really nice and polite e-mail apology from Kevin of Newmindspace. Because I feel it's only fair that I share this with you, here are some clarifications on my conversation from last night.*
Judging from his e-mail, Kevin and Lori are far from idiots, despite my previous allegations, and I no longer wish to slap them upside the head.** In terms of being socially aware, I think there is a certain amount of social responsibility that is reflected in the fact that Kevin took the time to write me an e-mail. So, thank you again Kevin!
(Also, Newmindspace wasn't hosting the afterparty. It is hosted by Uberave. They merely issued an invite to the party on their website.)
From my understanding, the turnout for the event far exceeded their expectations. I think this truly reflects that there is a need in the city for these sort of events. However, I hope that in the future the Newmindspace crew is more prepared to handle the larger crowds, and weigh the consquences and possible outcomes of their events and actions more carefully.
*This goes to show how easily my opinion is of people swayed by really good manners and just general genuine courtesy for other people. (It's rare to come by in this city.)
**Also, I've learned my lesson about posting msn conversations rather than taking the time to write something with carefully weighed words. Hurting people is senseless, and not on my list of things to do.
[Edit: December 11th] I don't know why I'm feeling inclined to add to this post again, but after a couple of conversations I've had today, I'd like to clarify that I stand by a number of my initial points:
Those points being that newmindspace was ill-prepared to handle the crowd, showing a complete lack of foresight. Also, the holiday consumerist aspect of buying 5,000 eggs created of a non-biodegradable product is still a stupid and environmentally irresponsible thing to do. I think this post came across as so diplomatic that it appeared I was retracting my original opinion, which I am not.