Groovin’ the Moo 2012
So we went to Groovin’ the Moo and once again I was the sidekick to Andrew Hobart’s costumery.
Groovin’ was good as usual this year. So instead of going into too much detail right now I think I’ll just show some pictures and give a little commentary on them!
Okay, so Andrew W. K. was at Groovin’ the Moo. He’s the only act I bothered to take a photo of. Why? Because my camera was confiscated before the show! Turns out you weren’t allowed to take ‘professional’ cameras or recording devices into the place. Not like everyone doesn’t have a freakin’ recording device on their phone nowadays. Oh well.
The result of the confiscation is that all the photos got taken on Hobart’s iPhone. Which meant I couldn’t be bothered trying to take many photos of the stage or anything. I just contented myself with trying to take photos of every single person who wanted a photo with Hobart. See if you dress up in a costume people will ask to get a photo with you!
So here’s my technique. Stand behind the person taking the photo and take a photo of them, and the people getting photographed! Woo. For some reason all the girls wanted to grope Jason Voorhees while their boyfriends (or at least their male companions) took photographs. I’ll let you guys decide what that means.
So I took another photo of the girls — and the girl in black grabbed her friend and said, “Oh my god! He thinks WE’RE the weird ones! He’s taking a photo of us!” I found this amusing. Later in the day a guy observed that I was taking photos of all the people who were getting photos with Hobart. He suggested maybe I wanted to take the photos for ‘the girls’. I’ll let you guys make of the different assumptions what you will.
Sometimes I didn’t quite manage to keep up and photograph the people while they were taking their photo. But I tried to get a picture of the people all the same. This is one of my favourite pictures from the entire day — a photo of two people who moments before were taking a photo of Jason.
This year the over 18s has blue-green wrist bands and the under 18s had orange wrist bands. Why do I mention this in conjunction with the photograph above? No reason.
This is one of the few photos from the day where it was me seeing someone in a costume and asking for their photo. It was Wolverine! Hobart loves Wolverine. I have no idea why Wolverine is posed like that, but dammit it’s Wolverine. Wolverine was also impressed by Hobart’s iPhone — which has a Wolverine case. Wolverine didn’t actually ask for a photo with Jason Voorhees. He asked for a photo WITH THE PHONE. I’m not shittin’ you.
Okay… I… uhhh… have no explanation for this photo.
This is Jess and Alex. They were pretty awesome. They encouraged me and Hobart to line up for the auditions to become a channel V host. We lined up and hung out with them for ages. Then after our auditions (Hobart was very popular with the channel V people, I wasn’t), we completely abandonned Jess and Alex. I feel really guilty about that. But Hobart wanted to take a piss. When Jason Voorhees wants to go take a piss, you go take a piss.
Nah, I’m just kidding. But that is a photo of a girl wearing my hat. She thought it was cool. Which is nice, I guess.
Anyway, Hobart’s bound to put a tonne more photos of the Facebook page if you’re interested! Including photos of him getting searched by security. Oh, I didn’t tell you that story? Yeah, before we got into the festival Hobart was stopped by the drug sniffer dog, and had to take off his shoes and various other pieces of clothing and accessories, and security searched him. It was an… interesting day.
(And no, he didn’t have any drugs.)
(Here’s a photo of me: