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Real Life Lemmings

John Hargrave and the pranksters over at Zug pulled off this hilarious stunt in Boston recently.

Monster Mashup

Last week we told you about the Ghost Dance happening in Boston. Judging by the video above it looks like it was a blast!

Banditos Misteriosos writes:

Dozens of ghosts of all ages converge upon Boston’s Columbus Park to dance up a Halloween storm.

Participants were asked to bring a sheet, an mp3 player with a prerecorded song, press play all at once, and dance away! To outside observers, our ghosts were merely dancing in silence, the music only being heard through the earphones of participants.

Celebrity for a Night

BostonSOS sent word of their latest mission, Celebrity for a Night. The group went out to a posh Boston bar, picked a random stranger, and then had agent after agent approach him thinking he was “David Mansfield” a fictitious celebrity who they claimed was a star on the NBC soap opera Passions. His “fans” bought him free drinks and asked for autographs. Eventually the random dude started playing along and other people in the bar bought into it. Seems like a mash-up of sorts of Improv Everywhere’s Ted’s Birthday and Ben Folds missions.

Check out their full report.

Ghost Dance Tomorrow in Boston

Banditos Misteriosos sent word that they’re organizing a “Monster Mashup” dance tomorrow in Boston. It looks like a costumed Mp3 Experiment of sorts. They’ll be posting the mp3 and revealing the exact location of the event sometime today on their site. Check it out if you’re in Beantown.

If years of Halloween-themed TV specials and music videos have taught us anything, it’s that come late October, monsters and ghouls love to get together and dance. Thus, it is with pride, that Banditos Misteriosos announces our very own Monster Mash-up!

Consider this a Halloween Dance Party but with all your fellow dancers dressed as ghosts! But, to give this dance another dimension, we will be your choreographers.

Revolutionary Water Gun Battle

Remember the water gun battle in Boston we told you about a couple of weeks ago? It happened this Saturday and Nick Carlisle wrote in with a report:

On Saturday, we (Banditos Misteriosos) hosted a Revolutionary War re-enactment…with water guns and bubbles. We had probably about 300 people, separated into two teams: the “Redcoats” and the “Colonists.”

We marched from two different locations and met up to douse each other in water on the Charles River Esplanade. People of all ages took part.

I put a quick video together (as I’m sure you can surmise, filming in the midst of hundreds of people with water guns can be risky, but I couldn’t resist).

The bubbles were meant to be a “peacetime cease-fire” (of course it didn’t work, the “troops” re-engaged and resumed battle within a couple of minutes — word has it that many people dipped their water guns into the Charles River to re-load during this time.)

Upcoming: Revolutionary Water Gun Battle

Boston’s Banditos Misteriosos is organizing a water gun battle with a Revolutionary War theme. It will take place on Saturday, August 16, and you can sign up for it on their site.

They explain:

The summer is heating up, thus, it is with pride that Banditos Misteriosos announces the Revolutionary Water Gun Fight.

Consider this event the combination of a good old fashioned water gun fight and the revolutionary battle of our forefathers.

Staying true to Boston’s historical roots, this water gun fight shall focus on two armies, marching and meeting each other for a battle in a specific location.

Specifics
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Army Assignment:
Participants will be asked to register for event beforehand on the Banditos Misteriosos website (http://www.misteriosos.org). The registration form will be up by Monday, July 28th. The night before the event, emails will be sent out with army assignment and meet up location.

Supplies:
- 1 empty water gun of your choice.
- At least 2 FILLED two-liter bottles (bring more if you desire!)
- 1 back-pack to hold water bottles.
- 1 bottle of bubbles.
- 1 either red or blue shirt (depending on army assignment).
- Any other revolutionary paraphernalia you don’t mind getting wet (hats, flutes, etc)
- As always, your fighting vigor and a bandana!

Upcoming: Boston & London

There are a couple of cool events happening next weekend:

Boston residents should check out the First Annual Boston Scavenger Hunt

It is with pride that Banditos Misteriosos announces the First Annual Boston Scavenger Hunt!

These type of scavenger hunts have been done on smaller scales in other cities, but Boston is ripe for this type of huge event!

Londoners should check out the Hide & Seek Festival:

Hide and Seek is a festival of social games and playful experiences, running in London from the 27th to the 29th of June 2008. It will encompass everything from fine artists making location-based work to huge flashmob games within the public spaces of the Southbank Centre.

Anything else going on this weekend or next? Let us know in the comments.

Protesting Protests

Boston SOS held a protest to protest protesting. Their chants included:

- No Assembly Required!
- We Want Quiet, not a Riot!
- No Cause is Good Cause!
- No One Cares What You Think!
- We’re NOT Gonna PROTEST!
- No Change to Spare!
- Silence not Stridence!
- Decide to be Satisfied!
- Expression is Depression!
- Public Scenes are a Waste of Time!

Human Dominoes

The Boston Society of Spontaneity created a line of “human dominoes” at South Station.

Subway Beach Party

BostonSOS

The Boston Society of Spontaneity held a beach party in their subway system. Check out their report for details and more photos.