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SXSW won’t let Lady GaGa play gig inside a vending machine

THE swines at the City of Austin have mystifyingly refused to allow Lady Gaga a permit to play in a giant Doritos vending machine at the SXSW festival.

The idiots.

Mother Monster had been all set to play at the festival’s Doritos Stage (gee whizz, what a crappy name) which is mocked up to look like a huge dispensing machine. However, the show will not go on thanks to concerns over public safety.

Like anyone should be concerned for the public’s safety at a festival. Seriously. All festival goers either willingly jeopardise their own well-being or, failing that, deserve everything they get.

Don Pitts of Austin’s Music And Entertainment division said: “Our conclusion was based primarily on public safety concerns… We look at the size and capacity of the location covered by the permit being sought and how it fits with the anticipated attendance, based on event capacity and promotion. At the end of the day, it’s a parking lot.”

Even better! A giant vending machine in a car park! With Lady GaGa in it! How great would that have been?

Of course GaGa can still play at the event, but only if she can find herself a location with “the necessary permanent infrastructure”. Presumably, the ground we all stand on is not necessarily permanent enough.

Posted: 27th, February 2014 | In: Music | Comment

Russian forest now features this 170-ft long Tigger trampoline

THE Archstoyanie festival in Nikola-Lenivets, Russia, features Fast Track, a 170-ft long trampoline. created by Salto. It looks like fun. But it;s art, dammit. It has to be steeped in meaning. Salto explain:

“Fast track” is a integral part of park infrastructure, it is a road and an installation at the same time. It challenges the concept of infrastructure that only focuses on technical and functional aspects and tends to be ignorant to its surroundings. “Fast track” is an attempt to create intelligent infrastructure that is emotional and corresponds to the local context. It gives the user a different experience of moving and percieving the environment.

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Posted: 28th, November 2012 | In: The Consumer | Comment

The Indian Coconut Head Smash Festival: Video

THE Cocount Head Smash festival is live in India. Thaindian news has more:

In a unique ritual, a priest broke coconuts over the devotees” heads during a temple festival in a village in Dharmapuri District of Tamil Nadu, as part of their abeyance to the deity.

The ritual, which is unique to the festival of Veerapathiran Samy temple, is an annual ritual in which hundreds of devotees participated on Wednesday at Parvathanullur village

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Posted: 16th, April 2009 | In: Strange But True | Comment