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Possibly the worst event I ever went to was an evening of turntablists in London. The lights went down, the first guy put a cymbal onto a turntable, dropped the needle on it and left it making screeching noises for ten minutes.

When the lights came up, half the audience had snuck out.

What's the most pretentious rubbish you've ever been to see in the name of art?

(, Wed 28 Sep 2005, 14:19)
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Industrial Music
Me and a friend used to put on noise/industrial gigs in Bradford. The industrial scene attracts it's fair share of pretentious tripe and we paid good money to people to make horrific noise to eager punters.
One group consisted of two German's (i think) sitting at a table with a metronome and two dinner plates heaped with spaghetti. The plates had microphones attached. The metronome ticked away to an accompanying feedback squeal. After a few minutes of this the performers slammed their faces into the plates. This was repeated every so often until all the spaghetti was off the plates and all over the performers/stage/audience. That probably cost us about £200 to put on.

Another gig involved an American guy melting a car tyre with an angle grinder (with obligatory feedback squall).

Much more satisfying were the several performances of Smell & Quim that we hosted.
(, Thu 29 Sep 2005, 12:00, Reply)

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