:: Saturday, March 19, 2005
DRUNKEN IDIOT GENIUS IDEA #3429
(no, it's not really #3429.. and no, I haven't been keeping count.. seriously how the fuck would i know??)
yeah, it's funny how all the great ideas come to ya when ya otherwise blotzen out've ya skull.. like this idea that came to me whilst at the EXETER tonight after a few beers, talking utter shite to a bunch of Swedish tourists about the Eurovision song contest (yeah, weird story.. no wait, not really.. that's about it).. ok.. picture this idea.. if you will.. inside your cranium.. imagine it.. visualise it.. consider it.. weight it up.. pause for dramatic effect.. wait for it..
yup, those of you familiar with "FLASH MOBBING" might guess wot I'm on about.. and can feel free to skip ahead.. for those of you still scratchin' yer ass.. banging rocks together and looking at me like I just discovered fire.. read on..
"FLASH MOBBING" used to be this uber cool (but now SO 2004) gimmic, where you start a website mailing list collecting random people's cell phone / mobile numbers to build a membership base of willing participants.. and at a random moment of your choosing you send an SMS to everyone with a list of truly ludicrous instructions.. ie: tell everyone to meet at a particular green grocers at exactly 2:05PM carrying a pink umbrella.. get them to pick up one banana and a bag of oranges.. go to the cash register.. and yell.. "PENGUIN!!" before dropping the banana and the bag of oranges.. and running away screaming..
the idea of course, is the more people who turn up.. and the weirder the request.. the more baffling it appears to regular people.. to see 100's of participants appear from out've nowhere.. do something truly stupid yet oddly artistic.. and then vanish without a trace..
yeah, apparently this shit wuz aaaall the rage back in 2004.. it was a really cool idea.. real piss funny.. kinda makes me wish I thought of it.. but then the idea died on it's arse real quick coz I dunno.. the USA started messing with the "Patriot Act" to make it illegal (coz if university student pranksters could do it.. then so could wacky wacky terrorists with eggs filled with Sarin gas.. YEEEEHA!).. or Ian Thorpe made it totally uncool by mentioning it in a nationwide tv advert.. like he ruined the catch-phrase "FULLY SICK".. (the bastard).. seriously, if you want something to be cool.. NEVER involve olympics athletes, especially not fucking Ian Thorpe.. seriously, isn't the crap weasel in our faces enough? he doesn't NEED another fucking sponsorship deal.. just tell him to fuckoff till the next olympics.. and tell him to take all of his metrosexual crap with him.. we dont need another David Beckam.. sheeeesh..
anywaze.. my genius spin on this idea.. "FLASH MOSHING"..
same genius organisation principle.. get a mailing list of random cellphone numbers.. gather a mass of people.. but this time.. it's coordinated with a live band with it's own portable PA.. you don't book any venues.. you don't warn these venues in advance.. you, and your crowd (preferably moshpit sized).. just APPEAR en-masse somewhere.. the band sets up real quick (doesn't hafta be the stage, it's much funnier setting up in a toilet or on a pool table).. the band plays one song.. the crowd goes nuts.. then, before anyone else knows what the FUCK has gone on.. everyone flees.. only then to converge on the NEXT venue.. to repeat the process..
eventually.. in the one night.. you've done maybe 11-12 venues.. 11-12 songs.. over 1/2 the city.. confused 1000's of people.. been the subject of countless rumours and potential urban legends.. and THAT is what you call a FLASH MOSH.. the ultimate decentralised live music experiment.. just imagine the pure stupidity of it :)
note: if any bands / DJ's / hiphop kru's wot'ever attempt this.. and succeed (or even fail miserably) seriously.. let me know.. gimme a report.. I'd be curious to see if anyone tries this.. (if we're not crazy enough to do it ourselves..)
maybe I could start a cultural phenomenon here..
:: Spoz 5:03 AM |