Posted: Mar 14 in photography
If you happened to be down around the docklands at Grand Canal Square around 8pm tonight you’d have probably seen the oddest of displays. For those of you who weren’t, I’ll try and explain….
It started with people climbing poles in the dark to the sound of – what I can only describe as mating whales. After fastening themselves to the top of the poles they then slowly pulled up large hollow black balls, or spheres, from the ground until they where inside the spheres at the top of the poles. Oh, and the poles where incredibly flexible, like giant fishing rods almost.
After a few minutes of what seemed to be undressing inside the balls, the things lit up from the inside to create a brilliant display. They gently swayed from side to side as a robotic voice read out safety instructions “please keep your arms inside the capsule – don’t make any sudden movements” etc…
At the end of this little segment a voice said – “let’s dance!” The music kicked in at the balls changed colours quickly according to the beat. They swayed more violently, the people inside peeped out and waved their arms as if they where almost being born. It really was quite entertaining.
Anyway…. enough waffle.
Oh, and by the way, for anyone who wants to see this in the flesh for themselves, there are 2 shows on tomorrow, Saturday the 14th at 6:30 and 8pm. Both free. Info here.