St. Louis' Grand Center was given over to dance today. Performing dancers, food vendors, more dancers, huge crowd. Click to enlarge
On one stage:
One another stage
But let's cut to the chase, as great as all these stages were, the biggest draw were the dancers from Project Bandaloop out of Oakland California. They danced on the wall of the Continental building, way way way up.
I took a hundred photos, who could cull them down to a reasonable number. What a sight this was.
Blogger has a webpage named Blogger Play which features a slide show of the photographs being uploaded to various blogger blogs in real time! This is mesmerizing to say the least, especially when you know all these pictures are being uploaded while you sit and watch and wonder over the many things people all around the world do with images.
According to Blogger via Rick Lee, "Shortly after Blogger launched photo uploading two years ago, one of
our engineers whipped up a web page that would show us the pictures
that were being uploaded in real time. The result was fun, often
beautiful, but above all, compelling. We couldn’t stop watching."
Today is the last call for the state of Michigan. If the state lawmakers cannot agree on a budget in a special Saturday session, 35,000 of 53,000 state workers will not be reporting to work on Monday. The rest are involved in public safety and they will head for work.
One of the state offices which is included in a possible shut down is the lottery office which means no one will be able to buy a lottery ticket or redeem a winning ticket. All state parks will also be closed which means Lake Michigan will be off limits except for private land owners.
Where's the MAtH headed next week? The Upper Peninsula of Michigan.
There is something very satisfying about seeing Chris Matthews and Keith Obermann so far behind the rest. And yet, they still go on. And on and on. The most important demographic for those interested in ratings is the 25 to 54 age group and that is even worse for MSNBC.
At the Grand Center from 2-10 on Saturday (free), Project Bandaloop, an aerial dance company that performs on the face of cliffs and skyscrapers. You just have to find a way to go and see this, dancers dangling from the south side of the Continental Building 150 feet above Olive St. at Grand Center. This part of the program will be at 4 and 7:30.
In the same area, Grand Center, the 6th annual Green Homes Festival and Home Tour will be held. Parking will be chancy with both events overlapping, but the Green Festival has free lots available.
A U.S. navy base in Coronado California will be spending over $600,000 to disguise what its barracks complex looks like from the air. No one knew that the architecture looked like a swastika until the advent of Google Earth? Until an obscure Missouri radio talk show started beating the drum to get this place changed?
Mayor Slay's blog has a list of the largest 15 cities in the country by rank and population, but no link to where he got this information. Slay's blog never links to sources which is a 'source' of frustration when attempting to verify or flesh out his postings.
The list is out of the ordinary in that St. Louis is ranked number 7. You just know this can't be correct, the city has under a million people, maybe under half a million people, but wait...St. Louis got to add in the population numbers for St. Louis County. Ah.