My First Box Truck

Truckr: the rapid growth mobile incubator.

Truckr at Lost Horizon Night Market!
The inside of Truckr

After years of going to the Lost Horizon Night Market as an attendee, I finally attended as somebody working on a box truck! I helped Doc put together and perform for his Truckr truck.

Some shots of Truckr, the rapid growth mobile incubator, at the Lost Horizon Night Market in Oakland.
Truckr in action.

 

Some shots of Truckr, the rapid growth mobile incubator, at the Lost Horizon Night Market in Oakland.
Tearing down Truckr at the end of the night.

I got to make lots of throwies and put them in balloons. And do lots of interactive performance art. It was pretty exhausting, because our main goal was to get lots of people through the truck quickly. Fortunately, we seemed to succeed in this respect, and we got some good laughs out of people, so I would say this was a successful night market.

Some shots of Truckr, the rapid growth mobile incubator, at the Lost Horizon Night Market in Oakland.
Here I am working on the truck before the event. Doc said (regarding this photo): “See what happens when you make that face?” and I said, “FAVORITED!”

There were lots of other great trucks this year, too, and the location was amazing. And, of course, we had a lot of super awesome people helping us with Truckr. Huzzah!

 

Folk Metal

I got tickets to see Korpiklaani, Einsiferum, and TrollfesT in May!

When I was in college, I was really into folk metal. Like, really into it. As an extension of this, I also got into a few troll metal bands.

I’ve always really liked Korpiklaani, but I have never actually seen them live, so I am pretty excited about this show. Shame I didn’t get around to seeing them before they had to replace Jaakko (their violinist) due to health issues.

I mean, just look at this guy in the Wooden Pints video:

I cannot stop watching that video, by-the-way. It is so… nonsensical. And bad. And for this, I love it.

My synopsis: A man hacks into a stump with a hatchet. Another man pops out of an outhouse and starts playing a violin on his hip. He then periodically teleports back and forth between the outhouse and another location where the rest of the band is, including a man wailing on a single drum with a large branch. What is happening??