Dozens of ghosts of all ages converge upon Boston’s Columbus Park to dance up a Halloween storm.
Participants were asked to bring a sheet, an mp3 player with a prerecorded song, press play all at once, and dance away! To outside observers, our ghosts were merely dancing in silence, the music only being heard through the earphones of participants.
We just got notice of a Sarah Palin gathering happening tonight in Union Square in NYC:
Presenting the 1st ever “SARAH PALIN EXPERIMENT and PAGEANT.” Let’s see how
many Sarah Palin’s will fit in UNION SQUARE!
Knowing that 75% of us ladies (and perhaps a few fellas) will be appearing as potential VP candidate Sarah Palin for Halloween, we’ll all unite in honor and celebration of a true MAVERICK – mother, governor and part-time huntress by MEETING AT…
UNION SQUARE (14th Street and University – north side of street)
October 31, 2008. 10pm
Part picnic. Part meet-n-greet. Instruments encouraged. And bring the rest of the Palin-gang if you can! Bristol! Todd! Trig! See and be seen. Stop by after the parade!!
*If you know ANYONE going as Sarah Palin – PASS THIS ALONG TO THEM!!*
Banditos Misteriosos sent word that they’re organizing a “Monster Mashup” dance tomorrow in Boston. It looks like a costumed Mp3 Experiment of sorts. They’ll be posting the mp3 and revealing the exact location of the event sometime today on their site. Check it out if you’re in Beantown.
If years of Halloween-themed TV specials and music videos have taught us anything, it’s that come late October, monsters and ghouls love to get together and dance. Thus, it is with pride, that Banditos Misteriosos announces our very own Monster Mash-up!
Consider this a Halloween Dance Party but with all your fellow dancers dressed as ghosts! But, to give this dance another dimension, we will be your choreographers.
This just in from our friend James Cobalt at Boston SOS:
MP3-EXP is an MP3 Experiment style audio track that can be launched by anyone, anywhere, anytime people are willing to come together. Created by BostonSOS.org specifically for Urban Prankster groups outside the official Improv Everywhere Mp3 Experiment Tour, the nearly hour long track allows pranksters everywhere to get in on a bit of the fun. After a successful test run, the first large scale MP3-EXPerience will be in Boston this Saturday at 3:00 PM at Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park. All the details on this Saturday’s run as well as how to get it going in your own town/school/church/commune can be found here.
The date of Improv Everywhere’s annual Mp3 Experiment has been announced. New York City will be hosting its fifth annual event and the fun is touring this year to Chicago and San Francisco. For now only the dates have been released, but more information will be released the week of September 15.
9/27 – NYC (Governor’s Island)
9/28 – Chicago (Location TBA)
10/4 – San Francisco (Location TBA)**
Last weekend, GuerilLA held an impromptu Finish Line on The Strand in Manhattan Beach, CA.
The race was complete with a Finish Line sign, finish line tape, water tables, supportive signs, journalists, photographers, videographers, and a large cheering group of people spread along a quarter mile of The Strand. Runners and cyclists had no idea that they were actually near the end of a marathon, until the last second!
Remember the water gun battle in Boston we told you about a couple of weeks ago? It happened this Saturday and Nick Carlisle wrote in with a report:
On Saturday, we (Banditos Misteriosos) hosted a Revolutionary War re-enactment…with water guns and bubbles. We had probably about 300 people, separated into two teams: the “Redcoats” and the “Colonists.”
We marched from two different locations and met up to douse each other in water on the Charles River Esplanade. People of all ages took part.
I put a quick video together (as I’m sure you can surmise, filming in the midst of hundreds of people with water guns can be risky, but I couldn’t resist).
The bubbles were meant to be a “peacetime cease-fire” (of course it didn’t work, the “troops” re-engaged and resumed battle within a couple of minutes — word has it that many people dipped their water guns into the Charles River to re-load during this time.)
New York artist Mina Karimi sent us this cool sounding request for participants:
On September 6th, I am staging a large performance art piece that requires 6-8 hundred people recreating the parade scene from Ferris Bueller at the Deitch Art Parade in Soho. I am recruiting secret agents in the audience of the parade to mimic the extras in the movie as my Ferris float approaches. In order to fully reproduce the spirit of the scene I will need at least 100 agents on each block of the parade to get the Ferris joy-ball rolling.
This is what I want to happen:
If this looks like a nice Saturday afternoon activity for you, please email me at email@example.com for further details and instructions.
Subject line: “Ready and Willing” if you are ready and willing. “?” if you have questions. “!” if you have a comment.
(I will only be opening the “?”s and the “!”s)
Michigan Improv recently created a marathon inside a shopping mall. The runners ran through the mall and then finished by freezing in place just before the finish line, which was cleverly chosen to be right in front of the retail chain Finish Line.