Crap Ballet

The installation of Ghost Ballet continues on the bank of the Cumberland at a Briley Parkwayian pace.

I figure we’ve spent a good five hundred bucks of the $250,000 earmarked on the project for scrap metal and a little acetylene work.
It is officially true that the new state bird of Tennessee is the crane.
An unfortunate side effect of the lackadaisical pace of construction is that someone has already tagged a major piece of the sculpture with some half-assed grafitti. In retrospect, it might actually have improved it.

While I was down there, I thought I’d bike over to LP Field to see the tent city waiting for Titans single game tickets that the media has been all hysterical about. Maybe they were all taking their tents back to the car or it was breakfast time, but 1 1/2 hours before the tickets were due to go on sale I only counted 13 people in line. Maybe they got wise and decided to just go home and use the internet. Like me.

5 Comments so far

  1. Chris Wage (unregistered) on July 14th, 2007 @ 12:15 pm

    The graffiti is hilarious — a part of me would love to see some better graffiti artists get out there and put some actual art on it..

  2. Kerry Woo (unregistered) on July 14th, 2007 @ 10:58 pm

    I am sick to my stomach to see that trash graffitti after I spent some time watching the cranes at work Friday – is not any surface safe? To step on someone else’s art is so disrespectful. Soon cars will be tagged; then it will get personal –

    I had a blast photo blogging the activity Friday at LP Field; even a better time this morning when I caught the excitement of the payoff – I even scored tickets to Carolina nd San Diego!

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  3. sistasmiff (unregistered) on July 15th, 2007 @ 9:16 am

    How come this is the first I’ve heard of this?

    No joke, my first thought was that it was a tribute to the late Wabash Cannonball ride at Opryland.

    Briley Parkwaian pace…hee. Funny Cee.

  4. Jack (unregistered) on July 15th, 2007 @ 11:54 am

    They should leave the graffiti. It better represents this city than the ridiculous sculpture itself does.

  5. Dale (unregistered) on July 27th, 2007 @ 8:25 am

    This city has been wasting the use of it’s waterfront property for a long time. Now finally do something with it and they put up an eyesore like this. It just goes to show how little the planning commission knows about what this city needs and wants!!!!!

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