DayGlo Saber Battle in Washington Square Park
When DayGlo was beginning to be manufactured on a large scale, you might have gotten away with describing it simply as a combination of particular dyes and resins that produce bright colors with the unique effect of glowing under ultraviolet light. But, thanks to the freaky fairy fingers of the Merry Pranksters, I don’t consider any of its other uses (like security measures on goods of value to deter counterfeiting). Nope, all I think about is “freaking out the squares”. And sweet posters. I mean, in Tom Wolf’s “The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test” it seems like the troupe, fried out of their collective gourd, is painting a big, fat, neon swath across the country.
In the same spirit, there is a free, participatory Saber Battle royale in Washington Square Park where 3,000 DayGlo’d, meter-long cardboard tubes will be handed out. Wear black or neon. Supposedly there is an afterparty at a loft in Brooklyn after every tube is “DESTROYED”. May the force be with your Cool Breeze.
When: Saturday, April 25th 8:15ish pm (when it gets dark)
Where: Washington Square Park