Sunday, July 5, 2009

Dancing with Diggers


Saw this guy in Montreal, on a very hot day, it was part of the dance festival that was going on there at the time. He moved rather stiffly, almost as mechanical looking as the digger, probably stiff from the previous day's show. The music was booming classical, a la the helicopter scene in "Apocolypse Now", not the same music, just the same general feel, rousing and loud.
After about a half a minute of watching, the man running after and away from, and jumping up to reach the bucket, diving into the scoop, Mr VC turned to me and said queitly "That is the stupidest thing I have ever seen." (and he's seen a lot of stupid things)
But we stayed watching, and in the end, the funny man who seemed to be in love with and afraid of this particular vehicle won us round, with his death defyingness in general I suppose, and the overall innovativeness of the act. What's the strangest act you've seen this summer?

7 comments:

Drama Queen said...

Strangest thing I saw was last night - an Email from an erstwhile acquaintance on the lunatic fringe, purpoting to be a suicide note, with a cryptic last line that I didn't even see until I re-read the message several times. Scared the hell out of me. Not to be recommended!

Lily Sheehan said...

not really an act but has to be Freddy from Big Brother. Soooo strange but funny.

Niamh B said...

DQ - send that person back an email with just this link

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uvRq3IT-8_0&feature=PlayList&p=20F6CDFE8DD43536&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&index=35

some scary people out there.

Lily, not familiar with him, not watching tv much lately, and don't have the channels for it anyway. I did, however, get to see 2 hours worth of "Come Dine with me" while home at the weekend. Quite strange as well, it has to be said.

Matt Bolton said...

Freddie, or halfwit, or that posh knob 'ead (class war now!!! or later... whenever) is quite odd. Come Dine With Me is awesome, the odder the people the better it generally is.

Niamh B said...

Yeah, on saturday there was a great woman on it, she stormed out of the last dinner party because they kept talking about food... Brilliant

Lily Sheehan said...

I LOVE Come Dine with Me. I have just suggested that Carol over at Not Only in Thailand should go on it (not because she is odd (she's not) but her food looks delicious)!!

Niamh B said...

Yeah but it would be better if she were odd too, hmm fun idea - the thoughts of your bloggy friends all mixing/ clashing over a prawn salad and a mint vienetta (that'd be over at my place - pizza for main course)