CHIKARA: "The Case Of The Bulletproof Waldo" at the LSA
posted June 7, 2011 1:24 PM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Fri June 24 at 7:30 PM, Logan Square Auditorium
2539 N Kedzie Ave, Chicago, IL, USA (Map & Directions)
Remember the thread with the video of the wrestlers using SINISTER EGYPTIAN HYPNOSIS?
I am happy to say that those guys are debuting in Chicago*, and I'll be working at the show**! Obviously, feel free to take my enthusiasm with a grain of salt, but I've twice road-tripped to Pennsylvania to see Chikara live, and dang was it ever worth it. This is probably my favorite wrestling promotion, as they do it right: fast, crazy action***; silly gimmicks****; and if they're going to insult your intelligence it'll be through wackiness, not weird T & A or racism as seen on TV. There's clips on You Tube, take a look yourself! Oh, and it's a "family friendly" show, no boobs or cussing.

Poster (illustration by the incredible Jill Thompson, design by moi)
Show Info with link to tickets

* well, they had a show in Streamwood five or six years ago, but this is the first show in Chicago proper.

** As far as I know, in addition to promotional work I'll be running sound and video. Come meet a real-life unemployed freelance AV tech!

*** they are heavily influenced by the Mexican Lucha Libre style

**** Los Ice Creams (Ice Cream Jr. & El Hijo de Ice Cream). The Throwbacks (Dasher Hatfield [old-timey baseball player] & Sugar Dunkerton [70s style basketballer]). Hydra, the "self-replicating man-monster." U.S. Ape and his rival Moscow. The list goes on...
posted by jtron to Performance (1 comment total)

We're set up; I'm at the laptop next to the sound booth - come say hi!
posted by jtron at 4:33 PM on June 24, 2011

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