Monday, September 25

one million pinata car hijinks in manhattan

so...the best part of the parade was right when the parade was ending

having reached the end of the allotted blocked off soho parade streets, we had nowhere to put our vehicle. so we took it to the real streets, merging with traffic, obeying lights, getting honks from cabs - it was like pinnochio becoming a real live boy - our pinata boy car on casters became a steel man of real tires.

to act like a real car we exhausted ourselves running full tilt in our suits on a busy big street. you should see the video footage, it looks like we stole it from the beastie boys. we turned back into the smaller soho cobble streets and wove through traffic until we got to the get-away-truck. after a quick gatorade, we turned into the A-team.

we drove the car to the east village and circled around til we found a parking spot on 1st avenue and 7th street. in about 30 seconds we broke the car out of the back

and parallel parked it

and ran away to the exclusive deitch parade party at love club

having no interest in the free beer nor the five dollar waters we danced until we got the party started and dehydrated ourselves. and returned to our parked pinata for a check-up, photo shoot, and goodbyes. she was getting quite a lot of love and attention from the locals

but i'm sure we loved her more

jimmy left his baby in the east village where it survived a couple of days

and flew home to chicago where he gets to do it all over again for yet another pinata car show.


SEECOY said...

Jared- I love it. And I love you.

Joe Penrod said...

One million applause.


How do I get into the Art Parade Club? Do I have to learn any secret handshakes or swallow any goldfish? I hope so!

Anonymous said...

Jared, Jared, I love it. I showed my students and they thought the car was so so cool. (They're rich white kids and don't get out much.)

You should check out critical mass sometime if you have a bike. The last friday of every month in major cities. October's is the best because of Halloween.


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Liz said...

Fabulous photos! Loved the pinata car. My kids (high school Spanish students) would freak out. They've been going on and on about pinatas. Heh heh heh.

Brooke said...

Ah-ha! My friend and I wondered why that car had a Utah license plate. Now it's all clear. Didn't see you in the parade. You must have been disguised.

Brig said...