DC H St fest: Human-Powered Streetcar Scultpure v3
posted September 9, 2013 7:48 AM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Sat September 21 at 2:00 PM, H St. Festival 2013
400 H Street Northeast, Washington, D.C., DC, USA (Map & Directions)
It all started with an AskMe two years ago. For the third year running, we'll be building and operating a crazy-ass parade float on the trolley tracks during the H St. Festival.
We'll be easy to find, since we'll be (yet again) the only float. We'll be going up and down the street throughout the day (very sloooowly)--drop by and say hello!
posted by MrMoonPie to Performance (11 comments total)

Big props to MrMoonPie for all his work on the float this year.
posted by exogenous at 8:01 AM on September 9, 2013

Will the tracks be un-blocked by then? They're installing electrical conduit for the (actual) streetcar, and the tracks are covered by pavement in several places.
posted by schmod at 1:22 PM on September 9, 2013

If you think a little thing like blocked tracks will stop the Mighty Atlas Armada, then you don't know the Mighty Atlas Armada. We'll run on pavement if we have to.
posted by MrMoonPie at 10:57 AM on September 11, 2013 [1 favorite]

Bummer. I'll be out of town that weekend.
posted by COD at 9:40 AM on September 12, 2013

I was out on H st today, but I saw neither hide nor hair of your float. Did it end up happening?
posted by C'est la D.C. at 6:54 PM on September 21, 2013

It was parked at 5th and H. There was some sort of mix-up with the powers that be, so it couldn't roll through the festival this year.
posted by exogenous at 7:27 AM on September 22, 2013

People were still having a great time with it! It was great!
posted by zennie at 7:53 AM on September 22, 2013

Oh wow it is fabulous....i wish i had seen it.
posted by Cocodrillo at 3:09 PM on September 22, 2013

I'm curious what the mayor thought of it.
posted by zennie at 5:38 PM on September 22, 2013

If you weren't there, you missed it. The mayor smiled.
posted by MrMoonPie at 8:43 AM on September 23, 2013

Oh man. You guys outdid yourselves this time.

The DJ was pretty good too. Probably the only music at the festival that didn't make me wish I had brought earplugs.

I wish I had time to stop by and talk! We were on a tight schedule, and only had about an hour to see the entire festival.

(Awesome mirror-scull DJ booth velocipede aside, though, this was probably the least enjoyable iteration of the festival that I've been to so far. Everything felt much less "local," if that makes any sense...)
posted by schmod at 11:00 AM on September 24, 2013

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