Frozen Pastimes

First day of the St. Paul Winter Carnival ice sculpture contest. My favorite was “Survival,” which included this eagle with spread wings. Because the ice-art is displayed outdoors in Rice Park, security must be maintained 24-7. I talked with one guard (below) who told me his shift was 6pm-6am. This was his first night, he said, as last year they used a different company whose employees fell asleep on the job, enabling vandals to destroy several of the sculptures.


One of my good friends is in the electronica scene and invited me to come to a house/trance show at Club Element, downtown Minneapolis. Not too many people, but the vibe was much more fun than the attached hip-hop club next door.
sidenote: it’s hard to dance with a camera bag over your shoulder.