First steps

3. 10. 2010 // // Kategorie Randnotizen 2010

The first excursions with our Beastie costume attracted much attention. Shopkeepers, pedestrians, dog walkers, policemen, lawyers, residents, delivery drivers and hairdressers of all ages stopped, approached, took photographs on their phones, followed and asked questions. We would eventually get around to telling them it was a performance for children and most were satisfied with this explanation, showing some relief and then continuing about their business. We wondered what other activity we could publicly engage in which, when asked, we could appease with the answer Its a piece of theatre for children.

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In the park our presence attracted the attention of four young men. As they approached us I prepared my riposte.

Whats this? Is it freemason shit?

Pardon?

This freemason is isnt it? Youre freemasons?

I looked back at our group gathered around the Beastie. I explained to the young men that I wasnt a freemason, but couldnt vouch for any of the others in the group.

Its a piece of theatre for children I said.

Oh, theatre for children. Yeah, this is theatre for children the young man said.