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    88 Boadrum at the La Brea Tar Pits

    December 9th, 2008

    A skyscraper was flown in especially for the event. Smooth as silk (screens). Kits at the Pits. Toiling in the tar. Darkness falls. Getting ready for the hoe-down. Start me up. Raise high the drumsticks, carpenter! All of my cousins showed up. Look! I finally found the long red stick! That thing's been missing forever! Taking prog to the next level. Things got all mystical, and shit.
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    Los Angeles, California
    August 8, 2008

    The concept: 88 drummers play for 88 minutes at 8:08 p.m. on 08-08-08. Can you say numerology? The original Boadrum event, conceived and led by Tokyo band the Boredoms on 07-07-07 in Brooklyn, New York, was so levitating and legendary, that there was no way for mankind to prevent it from re-materializing for a second coming. And that it did a year and a month later, helmed again by the Boredoms at the La Brea Tar Pits in Los Angeles, California and on the same evening by Gang Gang Dance at the Williamsburg Waterfront in Brooklyn. By the time 8:08 p.m. rolled around at the Pits, an unbelievable amount of people, 5,000 strong, formed a gigantic living, breathing donut all around the drummers, as a huge gob of jelly splooged out onto an adjacent grassy knoll. The anticipation crackling in the air was more exciting than the explosion of the Hindenburg. Oh, the humanity!

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