After I took part in Africa's first No Pants train ride in January, I found out about Charlie Todd of improveverywhere.
He started the No Pants ride 10 years ago, and was heading to South Africa to give a talk at the Design Indaba in Cape Town. And the most exciting part – he was going to run one of his MP3 Experiments! I just had to take part!
So I booked my flight and last weekend flew to Cape Town to surprise George, and then take part in the MP3 experiment, and got to meet Charlie.
All I knew before taking part in the MP3 Experiment was that:
- I had to be in a park in Camps Bay on Sunday 20 February in the afternoon,
- with a specific MP3 downloaded onto my iPod,
- my watch synchronised,
- wearing a red, yellow, green or blue T-shirt (of course I wore the official onematchstick red T!),
- with a deflated balloon,
- ready to hit play on my iPod and do whatever Steve, the voice I would hear, told me to do!
We had thumb wars, hugged trees, high-fived passerby's, danced like it was 2020, took power naps, played human twister, hugged, played tag, had moments of freezing then jumping, square-danced, made a human dartboard based on our coloured T-shirts, had an Epic Battle using our balloons as weapons, and ended with a meditation!
Here's my video as a participant, with a bit with Charlie explaining what it's all about.
(Youtube video here)
And for the official video, go here, and spectator photos go here.
Now I wish I had my own jet plane because I heard that Charlie is organising a Freeze today in Cape Town, and I would so love to go and take part!
Seeing as though I don't have a jet plane, I guess I'll just have to envy Cape Townians who can take part, and start planning a Freeze for us here in Joburg (hey Charlie- you keen?).
So if you are keen to know about this kind of wackiness, then make sure you follow me @telana or on Facebook to find out about the next one.
It's super fly fun!