The Whole Idea Of “Mummery With A Message” Still Makes Us Wanna Puke, But We Have To Say: We Loved The Little Robot Fracker
Look: We don’t wanna harp on it, because it’s already been two years going, but suffice it to say: Our feelings about Hipster Mummery have not changed. But for the second year running, Space 1026‘s Vaudevillains NYB totally charmed us again with their whole “Phantasy Phorest” concept (see clip above). And with more Hipster Mummer groups involved, and in some cases, placing in competition, it doesn’t look like this mini-phenom is going away anytime soon. It’s just like ear spacers and microbrews and Animal Collective: We’re just going to have to live with it. Not for nothing, though, quotes like this aren’t helping you people much:
“Our friends have this motto that we’ve lived by for a while,” Engaard said. “It’s ‘Adventure, togetherness and mayhem.’ And that pretty much is exactly what the Mummers Parade is all about.”
Actually, it’s about racism, pissing in the street and, increasingly, cultural slumming for transplants. But whatever. Happy New Year. Next year, we’re celebrating in Russia.