The best buy of the year for me (i know it’s sad but…) Large 1.1m 6KG rubber paving hammer for the Old Boney stricker for the unfairground at Glastonbury 2011 (shoe added for scale). If your there check it out, going to be dead silly, great fun, super prizes and only £1 a go. Roll up, Roll up. can’t wait to see a load of sad lost its trying to swing a bloody great mallet.
Welding on Old Boney started down at ‘One little girl and a can of gasoline‘ today with petethewelder and racheal at the helm. Old Boney being the new attraction at the unfairground for this years Glastonbury festival. The festival looms and time is short. Were a man down in the last 20 minutes of the game and the workers are loaded.
You will have to bear with me, the photos from here are taken on my phone. Some nice person at Glastonbury decided to pop into the Tee Pee to help themselves to my camera….thanks. The funny thing looking back on the shots i have taken are that the pictures they take on are different from those you take when you consider the frame for a camera. Probably lots of reasons, mostly they normally only see the light of day when shown on the phone that took it and may explain the following posts.
Anyhow back to as silly as it gets…here is as silly as it gets, Dan decides to base up some boards for work the next day, he’s taken 5 hours to get on site, its midnight, he has one light, a 3 day old roller and the dew is heavy, can he make the deadline?
Months in the making, finally after two weeks install on site the sideshows were ready for the public, The Barking showmen had their costumes, make up and were drunk enough to berate the public, so on first friday of the festival the sideshows opened to huge crowds eager to try their luck on the the unfairest ride in the unfair ground.
All the unfun of the fair, there were steady crowds who lined up to either throw baby doll body parts through the mouths on the gobbler or knock down the heads on the crackheads. The nights rolled on the barkers got horse, some of the heads were smashed clean of their posts (can’t be a lot of love out there for some of these celebrities)
Over 2000 played during the weekend, dead fish prizes were won by all that played and a lucky few won the star prizes of our limited edition dolls. The rides could not of been done without the fantastic help of our crew, thats Caroline, Ruth, Cy, Finbar, Pete, Lizzy, Ross. Thanks guys you made a great weekend! Crack Heads and Gobbler are now touring sideshows available for all your twisted fairgrounds and festivals, use the contact form for inquiries.
Finished the last piece of the Gobbler side show for Galstonbury last night, 24′ x 8′. Its the header decoration making the sideshow stand at about 18′ high. Now its just a case of packing it all and moving it on site and erecting the thing. I cant wait till we are throwing baby heads through those open mouths…..confused? wait and see!
Not much content as yet, but during the build up and while festival is on the site will be updated, check out The Unfairground
Join Glastonbury legends the Mutoid Waste Co. at their party at the end of the world, featuring their latest sculptural lunacy: The Hellcopter. The nightclub of your wildest nightmares in the form of a Royal Navy helicopter crossed with a preying mantis – dare you attempt to blag your way into the secret members lounge hidden inside? Also presenting their mechanical menagerie of mythological beats: The Unnatural History museum, PLUS daily Wacky Races mutant vehicle parades!
The brave can take a stroll down Sam Haggerty’s & The dotmasters Joker’s Sideshow Alley, where the lucky can win a limited edition Happy Doll, or indulge in the hedonistic delights of The Acid House hosted by Happy Mondays mainman / Celebrity Big Brother alumni Bez (maracas optional). And if you’re still looking for trouble, you can always pick your way through the aircraft graveyard and prop up the bar in the company of an undead aviator at the Apocalypse Hotel, or slip on your blue suede wellies and get down with the robots in Reverend Sharky’s Church Of The Holyroller, playing anything from Voodoo Swamp Blues to Jungle!
Just back the secret workshop deep in the country where preparations for Glastonbury are in full swing. Steel frames are coming together, the ‘barkers‘ have met, and the ‘oncers’ are emerging. As you can see the prizes are really coming along, 3 balls for knicker, 7 balls for £2. Try your luck in the unfairground at Glastonbury, between Shangrila & Arcadia. Look out for “CrackHeads” or “The Gobbler” sideshows with a difference from the twisted minds of the Dotmaster and Sam Haggerty.
Tickets now available online (cheaper than on the night) here http://www.eventelephant.com/mutatebritain
Early bird and advance tickets get you into the after party and the Originals and Prints Prize Draw.
Kindly donated works being raffled by: Wreckage, Dotmasters, Part2ism, Carrie Reichardt, Teddy Baden, Dr D, Snug One, David Walker, Jo Peel and more coming all the time…