8/10/03 : The Condiment War :: Part One ::: The Set-Up
(Note - On August 9, 2003, three art collectives - The Madagascar Institute, WAMP, and Toyshop Collective - faced off in a condiment war in DUMBO, Brooklyn, NY. It was, of course, ridiculous, and so much fun.)
As I was biking over through the Navy Yard, I happened upon the WAMP Collective, transporting some of their weaponry. A rag-tag bunch of soldiers as I've ever seen, I sort of had a soft spot for them. I feel like they're the most punk rock, probably because their house is a complete shithole, and I think maybe none of them went to Vassar, though I could be wrong.
They put up fake parking signs to prevent people from parking near the battleground.; These people were waiting anxiously when I got there, gathered near the "Medic" station. The event started a little bit late.
I biked around the lower streets of DUMBO and found the hiding places of each of the collectives. Here, the Toyshop Collective prepares for the destruction.
"You Suck, We Rule" -- Madagascar Institute seemed to be the best-prepared and had the largest army as well. That ruthless attitude is going to take them places, I can just tell.
This was my favorite weapon of all.