On April 7th, Robyn Sklaren and I spoke at the SHARE Conference on behalf of Improv Everywhere. It was a terrific experience and as part of the conference they asked that we also offer a 'workshop.' Typically this would be a freeze (a la Frozen Grand Central), but after a discussion with the festival organizers, we learned that there had recently been a similar event a week or two earlier.
After giving it some thought I remembered an idea I had while attending SXSW earlier in the year. SXSW is one giant party and it made me think about a roaming party that you could just jump into. But it needed to be 'cool and exclusive,' so it should have walls and bouncers. I pitched it to Robyn, she liked it and we decided to call it Club Mobíle, Belgrade's hottest moving dance club.
As you can see in the video above, it went really well and we had a terrific turnout. It was an adventure running around the city gathering the materials we needed to produce the piece. It was also surprisingly difficult to find a boom-box. Belgrade was a thrilling experience. It's evident that this generation of Serbians are shaping the world into something amazing and positive. I'm glad we got to be a small part of it.
...it's a fantastic little bluegrass ditty that name-checks many of the groups at the show. It's gotten stuck in my head more than once this weekend...
In case you missed it, I've embedded it below.
Directed by Elliot Jokelson.
1. Wash your hands often with soap or other people with soap. If they protest they probably have the swine flu.
2. Use alcohol-based hand sanitizers. Do not used gravy-based sanitizers.
3. Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in trash after you use it. Then throw that trashcan through a store window and take what you need. It's everyman for himself.
4. Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Germs spread that way. Also avoid touching your privates. Sin is spread that way.
5. Try to avoid close contact with sick people unless they are 'smoking hot' and you are into them. In which case, buy them a drink. Use some sort of line like, "We need to stay hydrated. Doctor's orders." But don't say it in a creepy way.