The egg is 14 feet tall and made of welded steel, covered in a shell of polar fleece. When it cracks on June 25, dozens—maybe hundreds—of people in outlandish, creative, awesome bird costumes emerge, a steady stream of fowl in many shapes and colors that enter the egg in the back and emerge to onlookers through the front.
“I believe in the power of sports, recreation and public spaces. There’s a huge need for it, and there are Parks & Rec centers that haven’t been invested in for a really long time. I thought since I played football, that’s where I could make a difference.”
“There was so much going on and so much we had to learn, like: the multiple types of hay, horse hay is different from cow hay and you can’t feed the cows hay that’s too dry, and even learning how to ride a tractor.”
While one camp might claim the rodeo is, necessarily, an abuse of animals for our entertainment, another claims the rodeo is a convention of culture that showcases the power and innate abilities of livestock, and the skill of the handlers.
“There’s no way we would all come together to stop some dumbass Godzilla or some alien or some nonsense. I just watched grown-ass men argue about putting on a mask. Someone would probably say Godzilla is not even real.”
“When I was growing up here there wasn’t anywhere for me to go to shows; I’d go to Starland Ballroom or the city and that was cool, but it’s also really cool to be able to create something where kids can come out to shows in their hometown.”
“When we talk about the counterculture of punk, and with respect to our organization, we feel it’s really important to keep alive that idea of collective liberation and freedom for everyone.”
Flemington DIY, which has served the Hunterdon County creator community for eight years, will host a grand opening in its new location on Stangl Road in Flemington this Saturday, May 14.
“In my late 20s, I literally just started trying everything—different mediums to see what I liked to do. Then I started playing with resin and making toys. That fucking blew my mind, you know?”
The ‘Elvis Duran’ producer, podcast host, and personality on building a brand, pushing outside your comfort zone, getting hitched, and living in Jersey.
Flemington DIY celebrates eight years serving the creative community in Hunterdon County next month, with events in its new space in Flemington.