Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Send In The Clowns

Liberty Parade promises liberty, Missile Dick Chicks:

What does liberty look and sound like? Does it come in the form of a grass-covered bike or an enormous phallic symbol? Is it a giant puppet polar bear puppet that serves as a reminder to global warming? An 11-person bike made from cannibalized cars? Or since it's State Fair time, maybe it's Dick Cheney's head on a stick?

Quit nodding Atomizer.

At the Liberty Parade along Nicollet Mall on August 31, liberty can be anything you want it to be.

As can morality, gender, race, sexual orientation, the color of the sky...

A part of The UnConvention, which includes art-inspired and thought-provoking events throughout the Twin Cities during the RNC, the organizers of the Liberty Parade shelled out $11,000 to get a permit for the parade (which begins at 1:00 pm on August 31) and subsequent rock show in Loring Park, featuring bands such as STNNNG and Dillinger Four.

Scheduled to appear in the parade are the Missile Dick Chicks, who hilariously mock sexism, consumerism, and opiates for the masses and wear, well, missile dicks,...

Stop it, the hillarity is killing me.

...and the Backbone Campaign's Procession for the Future, which is filled with awesome puppetry, pageantry, music, and spectacle to express what liberty can look like during what Rev. Lennox Yearwood of the Hip-Hop Caucus calls the "the 21st century's lunch counter moment."

Bring the whole family.