The weather cooperated and spirits were high for today’s improvisational event. Never before have so many poorly dressed kids stumbled around campus blithely unaware of the broader world around them while completely cocooned in the vibrant audio world produced by their ubiquitous white Apple headphones. And that’s an accomplishment considering the quick degradation of all standards during finals season. Nevertheless, everyone involved–participants, spectators, and innocent victims of public mimicry–enjoyed the silent spontaneity.
Photos by Elyse DeWitt
@Anonymous Hmm, yes. Shallow and pedantic.
@LBB'12 Next time I’m just going to get a group of ten or so kids to start the recording a minute or two late with me
@Why would I want to listen to one of the most power-hungry persons on Earth tell me what to do for however long this lasted?
@Anonymous I find you shallow, and pedantic.
@Fuck that Its very name is false..it’s not improv, and it’s not everywhere. It’s planned, and it’s localized.
@Yeah man, fuck that shit It’s name, although false, successfully communicates the spirit of the event: taking spontaneity and pouring it all over the banality and routine that’s all around us. It’s the juxtaposition of the strange and unusual with the sort of “Everything must be just so” attitude that’s evident in your post and much of the world. That’s not to say that everyone is boring, a “slave to structure” or w/e… just that it’s really easy for us to get caught up in that frame of mind, and it never hurts to spice things up a bit.
I could go on to say that even jazz improvisation is generally “planned” to some extent (chord changes, # of bars, tempo, etc.) but that would be fighting pedant w/ pedant, and I don’t think anyone needs anymore pedantry.
@Participant It was pretty awesome. They should do some more Improv Everywhere events at CU.
@SEAS Alum lol…
– SEAS (i said SEAS) Alum ’10
@Anonymous Wait, where did you go to school again?