Oh man, there was this old dude from the mountains of Japan. he’d lived in this little village his whole life and never even seen a car until about three weeks before this performance. He was an expert at playing the 17 string koto and he started playing some song that apparently was meant to represent the birthing of goats, so about 45 seconds in they brought out 4 pregnant goats that they had just injected with oxytocin so that the kids were coming out on stage. Unfuckingbelievable, I don’t know if the goats were responding to the music or if he was just jamming with the birthing bleats, but I kid you not the music worked perfectly with shrieking of the goats. Then for some reason they had a bunch of blonde dudes in leather pants and sunglasses come out and start throwing cooked pasta at us. There must have been 15-20 different pasta shapes flying around, so of course the whole thing just degenerated into a giant noodle wrestling match with a little light string music.
That was an answer to our survey question, “Tell us about the last great show you saw”.
We’re trying to get a feel for what’s important and amazing to the people coming to RUCKUS in September, so we can make a better event. I don’t think goat birth is actually an option, but it’s nice to see you all are so creative.
If you’re so moved, please give us a hand and answer our survey.
We’re going to make a RUCKUS.
It’s an event in two parts: a one-day conference about fine art and the web, and a big evening concert showcasing work at the intersection between the two.
Right now things are still in the early stages, with the festival tentatively planned for NYC at the end of September. We think it’ll be awesome, but we don’t know if it’ll be 50 or 1000 people, and we don’t know what they’ll want to learn about most.
So we need your help.
Check out our survey (it’s fun, we promise!), spread it around, let us know what you think, and we’ll see how far it goes.
Then we’ll be able to get to work making an amazing day of art and internet.