Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Tuesday, December 16th, 2008:
CSI: Helsingborg to play at Trappa Upp
in Höganäs
on Friday, December 19th


What I think:

We found out last Friday that the good people at the Trappa Upp bar/music venue in the small town of Höganäs enjoyed our show so much that they want us to play again this coming Friday. Short notice, but yay.

I went up there a couple of nights ago with our bass player, CSI: Per, to drop off some posters for the owner (at the pizza place; he owns both places). 

It's not the best resolution here, but 
this is what the latest poster looks like: 
I thought that this would be a great opportunity to make use of some of our new crime scene tape, so we set about "cordoning off" random things in the central area of Höganäs.

We started off at the bike stand shelter (yes, there's a shelter for the bicycles) right next to the town hall, where we put tape on the sides...Then we did a few bits of some random fences around there, as well as some bins. 

Here's one with CSI: Per's official CSI: Helsingborg cap on top. He thought it would be very artistic. Per is Swedish.There seems to be quite a few benches along one of the main roads on Höganäs, and not just at bus stops. 

Where there were two or more in a row, we just had to wrap some CSI tape around one of their backs. Resistance was futile.Then we found a nice tree right near, what appeared to be, the central bus depot. Ideal.

We soon found out that Höganäs is a place with an obvious artistic flair. 

Yes, it was much to our delight that CSI: Per and I discovered amazing statues of a few small piggies grazing by the side of the road. 

One of them looked to me like the perfect little porcine crime scene. Come here, you.
I call it our Gig Pig. Perhaps we'll adopt her as our mascot. Yeah. And we can call her Giggle Piggy.

All in all, I think we covered a good wide area of central Höganäs (such as it is), and it's time that the Swedish government attended one of our gigs. That's what I think.

6 Comments:

Blogger Gwendolyn said...

I can just imagine some unsuspecting resident of Höganäs thinking that some bizarre crime had been committed involving trees, park benches, and pig statues.

2:21 pm  
Blogger Mommyto2 said...

What a creative marketing idea. I love it.

Thanks for the compliment...you'd be surprised.

9:56 pm  
Blogger Internation Musing said...

I start reading your blog, great fun.
Will return soon.
Kindest
hans

11:29 pm  
Blogger kierUK said...

Hmm..I seem to have spotted a flaw in your cunning advertising plan...unless you put the flyers with the tape it just looks like I would be sitting/leaving my bike/admiring a pig that was involved in a wierd crime, and nto be thinking 'Oh wow, now there is a gig I want to see!' ... or is that just my old fashined and way too logical English brain at work again??
See you in a few weeks for a beer?

5:31 pm  
Blogger Mark Base said...

Well spotted, Kieron. Actually, the plan was to re-visit the scenes of crime prior to the gig and staple little flyers to the tape.

Unfortunately, the weather had other plans, and it would have meant soggy bits of paper.

But next time,and there will be a next time, we will be better prepared

1:40 pm  
Blogger Beat Black said...

hahaha, you've gone mad! i like your thinking

11:31 am  

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