About two weeks ago I attended a party in the city entitled “Sol Patrol.” There was the usual lighting and sound extravaganza, but the real impressive part of this show were the live acrobats (one man and two women)! They performed on two ribbons hanging from the ceiling (which I later learned are referred to as “straps” in the business). There was also an artist in attendence, who was painting the whole party, live. He was painting with oils, and I was astonished at how suddenly order would pop out of the chaos of colors that he was splashing up on the canvas. He would grab a bit of paint from some other part of the painting and dab it on, and voila! There was the male acrobat (you can just barely make it out in the picture if you are looking for it). There was also some random artwork a la burning man and sculpture that was being wrought from a large sheet of styrofoam.
Tonight I’m of with the same crew (more or less) to go see Shpongle at a club in San Francisco where they are supposed to be playing a “rare live DJ set,” whatever that means. Hope it’s good!