Trafalgar Square Plinthers

Old Jul 11th, 2009, 04:09 AM
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Trafalgar Square Plinthers

You can see them live at
http://www.oneandother.co.uk/
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Old Jul 11th, 2009, 06:54 AM
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ooh this is fun. The lady on now looks like she could hold her own in a bar brawl. I can only get the sound up a little so can't really tell how well she's playing.
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Old Jul 11th, 2009, 01:14 PM
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the sound seems to be better now. This could be addictive - I've peeked in now and then all day. The guy up there now is doing the Times crossword and drinking champagne. He just took a phone call and is describing what he's doing/seeing . . . .
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Old Jul 16th, 2009, 12:07 PM
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The guy up now -- a REALLY bad Elvis impersonator But he does have guts . . . .
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Old Jul 16th, 2009, 12:14 PM
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He's got quite an audience, though.
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Old Jul 16th, 2009, 01:02 PM
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janis - when is your turn on the plinth? I'd like to watch on the Internets?

Miss P - ya'll going up too?
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Old Jul 16th, 2009, 07:43 PM
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I'm watching from work from time to time with the volume off, and so far I like Patrick who sat in quiet contemplation from 0200 until 0300. The blonde with the sparklers and blowing bubbles up there now is cute.
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Old Jul 16th, 2009, 08:15 PM
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Stokebailey: did you see what happened w/ her lantern? She put a large lantern-shaped balloon together w/ (I missed the heat source but it looked like a candle or flame of some sort) and the sucker took off! First down onto the netting and then up into the air -- soaring over the National Gallery Sainsbury Wing and off into the night. The cameras followed it several minutes until it was out of sight. Amazing view of this glowing lantern flying through the air.
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Old Jul 16th, 2009, 08:17 PM
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The woman sitting up there with her laptop. Is she emailing her friends, saying Guess what I'm doing? Granted it's 0416, but she owes her public more visual interest.
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Old Jul 16th, 2009, 08:21 PM
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I think it was like a mini hot air balloon, and she was trying to get it to take off when she threw it into the netting. Next thing I knew it was soaring. She tried to launch another one there at the end, and they told her she wouldn't have time for it. That was nice, wasn't it? The woman now makes me appreciate the bubbles woman more.
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Old Jul 16th, 2009, 08:28 PM
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well, maybe as interesting as the guy this afternoon who just sat there drinking beer. Never moved that I saw.

There was a cute elderly guy a couple of days ago -- not cute physically. Just sort of cuddly. He was a poet and said he'd never done anything this daring before and was afraid of heights to boot. He sat on the edge w/ his legs hanging down chatting w/ anyone below who would talk to him and reciting some of his poetry.

He just seemed totally chuffed and so pleased w/ himself.
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Old Jul 16th, 2009, 09:06 PM
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oh, this could be addicting. It's 5am and the camera is panning around the square. There are a frightening number of people out and about already.
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Old Jul 16th, 2009, 09:09 PM
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What a minute. What's this new guy doing? He looks like he's wet his pants.
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Old Jul 16th, 2009, 09:13 PM
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"What a minute. What's this new guy doing? He looks like he's wet his pants.

he's being a "Robinson Crusoe" stranded on the plinth so he started out laying down prone like he'd been washed up on shore. Of course that was on a surface that had been rained on off/on over night so he is now soaking wet and has to stay that way for the next hour
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Old Jul 16th, 2009, 09:19 PM
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I love watching the sky get light over the National Gallery.
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Old Jul 16th, 2009, 09:20 PM
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I was wondering why he lying flat on his face like that. I thought he was going to start doing downward dogs.

(I have a day off tomorrow and I've got a bad feeling I'm going to end up sitting in bed all night with my laptop watching this...)
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Old Jul 16th, 2009, 09:37 PM
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He's totally going to chuck that message in a bottle at those kids.
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Old Jul 17th, 2009, 04:22 AM
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I can't handle too much of the stationary bicyclist. Makes me dizzy. He's energetic, though.
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Old Jul 17th, 2009, 04:26 AM
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No, I'm not going.
I hate heights
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Old Jul 17th, 2009, 06:36 AM
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There's a guy dressed up like a leopard on there now.
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