The Colossal Squid Candy Cart was an incredible success! After working non-stop for two weeks leading up to the parade, everything came out as planned. The squid looked great and worked perfectly, we got matching unitards, and I found super cheap candy to throw at the onlookers. Most importantly, we all had fun. I cannot begin to express how grateful I am to all of my friends who helped and participated: Ben, Gabrial, Kim, John, Bri, Robyn, and Sasha. You were all wonderful. Things that my friends did that made the project so successful: a) Robyn helped me appropriate the shopping cart from Dome Hepot, b) Ben, Gabrial, Kim, John, and Bri let me use their space to build the damn thing, c) Ben and Gabrial helped me appropriate matching unitards from “US Clothing”, d) John, Bri, and Gabrial helped push the beast from Bushwick to Soho, and back, with others walking alongside, and e) everyone litterally embodied the Colossal Squid in a candy tossing performance the likes of which have never been seen in New York. Thank you all so much, I love you. Now check out the pictures below!!!!
The Colossal Squid being assembled in front of the Bushwick loft.
Gabrial brought the tunes. He is so dreamy.
John pushing the cart.
We made it over the Williamsburg bridge!
John considers his next career move as others tinkle in Starbucks.
The Squid waiting patiently along West Broadway.
Mr. Squid gets some attention from the camera.
Fischerspooner (a mere two projects away from the Squid) preparing for their incredible parade performance. We could not have dreamed of a better soundtrack.
Me and the Tentacles, a true family portrait.
Tentacles waiting for the parade to start.
Other parade participants could not help but worship the ever regal Bri.
Being a tentacle takes a lot of concentration.
We were staged right next to all these “naked” cyclist ladies.
They tried to fight the Colossal Squid.
These people did not hire me, but thats okay because I got a much higher paying job.
The Squid breaks loose!, AAAAUUUUUHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Intimate parade scale.
Me, directing where we should park the Squid for the street party.
Where do we go?
Family portrait #2, the aftershot.
And then at the after party, one of the Wal-Mart “workers” danced with a huge, pink-cammo, inflatable bear.