The Tilt Festival running in Garema Place appears to have hit some turbulence.
All round good sort, Greens candidate for Molonglo, and Tilt organiser, Elena Kirschbaum, has sent out the following plea for help:
Subject: Battle the emo kids
This is a little request, a little favour.
The Tilt Festival is bringing in some of Australia’s best street performers. They are really exceptional.
We’ve been trying to deal with horrible drunk emos every day who are yelling abuse and generally being a bit nasty.
I need a crowd to battle them. Seriously. I need a bucketload of people to come and be loud and supportive and great and battle the emo kids until they get the picture and f*** off.
So please come down. Feel free to dress in bright colours, with slogans like ‘I heart life’. You can also wear beads (or will that make you too hippy?)
Come on down. Apart from battling emos tonight you will also get to see ADDJ and Mr Fish, two of the best shows I’ve ever seen on the street. And tomorrow night is a big one – see Mr Fish, ADDJ and Canberra’s own ex-pats the Circus Firemen doing a big group show with all new skills and stunts!
So which side are you on boys and girls?
UPDATED: The Canberra Times has picked up the story and added some comment from Elena and Greens leadership. I’m rather curious as to where Natasha Rudra got the story from as there’s no mention of RiotACT in there.
I do, however, want to apologise to Elena for any trouble I’ve caused (and for the idiot things certain commentards have said about her). I hope the increased exposure for the festival makes up for it.