Burlesque attitude Night-time thrill

As I wandered, not as lonely as a cloud, home on Tues[1] I noticed that the river was a funny colour. A dull red-brown shade. Do you know the way, after you’ve been out lamping and then carried home the dead rabbits, and the blood stains your jeans, but because you are away on holiday you don’t get them washed for an age and so the stains don’t really come out but leave behind a red-brown colour? No, I’ve never been lamping neither, but the brother has, and I’ll steal anyone’s experiences so I will.

Anyways, that was the colour of the Liffey. And quite a few people were looking a bit puzzled as they made their way over the bridge. Not the cyclists though, they were far too busy being bastard cyclists and zipping between people as they made their way, illegally over the bridge, far too busy to notice anything.

The following day I discovered the reason. See the fringe festival is on. And as publicity stunt they had dyed the river a lovely shade of bright, vibrant pink…
Yeah, it didn’t really work. This river don’t take kindly to silly stunts and PR shite[2] So instead of Hot Pink we got “a whale was slaughtered here but the blood mixed with all this mud” shade of brown-red.

Pleasant, don’t you think?


I’ve also been tagged by the Bee, who wants me

List seven songs you are into right now. No matter what the genre, whether they have words, or even if they’re not any good, but they must be songs you’re really enjoying now.

  1. Hurt – Johnny Cash
    Tá an idirghréasán go hiontach ar fad, but shush, don’t tell anyone where I borrowed this song from. Cause it isn’t like I’m stealing the music from the artist on account of him not being around any more.
  2. Chicago – Sufjan Stevens
  3. Fallen – Evanescence
  4. Whither Must I Wander – Martha Wainwright
  5. Rocky Took A Lover – BellX1
  6. You Cut Her Hair – Tom McRae
  7. Glamour Girl – Chicks On Speed

Linknotes:

  1. it has been a while since I’ve blogged. Shame on me. Shame
  2. remember the Millenium clock?

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15 Responses

  1. anne says:

    It has, yes. Shame on you indeed.

    The idea of pouring dye down a river and hoping for the best is so incredibly silly I'm kind of glad it didn't work.
    Silly and very weird.

  2. NineMoons says:

    Can you quote yourself please?

    "See, the fringe festival is on. And as publicity stunt they had dyed the river a lovely shade of bright, vibrant pink…
    Yeah, it didn’t really work. This river don’t take kindly to silly stunts and PR shite[2] So instead of Hot Pink we got “a whale was slaughtered here but the blood mixed with all this mud” shade of brown-red."

  3. melissabee says:

    Er, dye to turn an entire river, a flowing body of water, pink. Really? And I thought we were the crazies, LOL. Happy that you played tag, by the way. :D

  4. Fence says:

    Anne, you know I think they tried something similar for St. Patrick's day one year, only the green worked a little (tiny) bit better, maybe because the water usually is a manky green colour.

    Oh I suppose so NM, though you could register and do it yourself you know :)

    Melissabee, it took a while, but I got there in the end. Crazy, or just pain silly? Cause there is a difference, though I'm not entirely sure which one is better :)

  5. NineMoons says:

    I refuse to register until someone recognises MY greatness and quotes me. :-)

  6. Carl V. says:

    Sounds ghastly but interesting! Will you be attending the fringe fest activities?

  7. copper copper says:

    They should dye it blue and then it might look more like water!!

    Don't they dye it green for Paddys day?

  8. Terri says:

    hehe I saw that too. A perfect description Fence ;)

  9. Fence says:

    Didn't quote you already at some stage NM?

    Carl I did want to go to one production featuring broadswords and stuff. But it was on during working hours. Damnations.

    Copper-copper, I like its sludginess, being blue with ruin it :)

    Sally, they've also hung all these purty little paper lantern type things around the city. Only it has been raining, and well, a tad windy here lately, so they haven't exactly lasted. Another example of lovely planning :)

    I just wish I'd taken a photo Terri.

  10. sally says:

    Wow…both set such a romantic mood!

  11. Fence says:

    You sure have a funny idea of romantic Sally ;)

  12. Nome says:

    Glamour Girl is probably my favourite Chicks on Speed song. Kudos to you for being into them. They're wacky!

  13. Fence says:

    Nome, Glamour Girl is the only Chick On Speed song I know. You may have to take back some kudos ;)

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