Artist Jon Paul Bail remembers being at a coffee shop in the East Bay when his friend walked in and said, “Hey, we’re gonna go down to Oscar Grant Plaza and kick it in a tent and spend the night.”
“Really?” he replied. “You’re gonna go down there and do that?”
“Come on, J.P. dude”, his friends continued. “You can’t choose when things go down because you don’t like the weather.”
Bail held his ground, but a few days later, he arrived at the Occupy encampment with some of his artwork.