"When I was younger, lets say 14 or 15, I would go to these concerts and there would be a huge parking lot scene called 'Shakedown Street.' This phenomena was basically a traveling village of vendors and whatnot that followed bands around. For a sophomore in high school, this was outta this world. I would just walk around and take it all in. There were people doing interesting things; the people created the experience. I thought, 'Someday I want to contribute to this...' So now I want to be a part of the landscape, creating space which can enhance people's experiences. If people walk by and get a kick out of what we're doing, then its successful."
Its like a happening-slash-folly. Its purpose is to make people laugh, and thus lightening their outlook on the day. After hearing the inspiration behind all this, I took a different approach to these performance artists. If they are having a good time being spectacle, then that is great for all of us. These performances are what enrich our places.