Pigeon Dance Revolt
Photographed by Amy Davidson
I’m still not sure if what I witnessed was
genius. It may just be that these people have spent
way too much time together and this is the result.
Maybe they were all thrown out of a musical theater
program together. Maybe they just want to party.
In any event, they were determined to bring on good
cheer. The basement of Lit was transformed into
a surreal Christmas playground with stuffed animal
costumes, inflatable props, a box of costumes for
audience participation, and simply infectious sing-along
songs (did you know that the world is a better place
because your father fucked your mother?), and a
rather peculiar man crawling around like a dog covered
in blinking light balloons.
I guess it’s more apt to call Terror Pigeon
Dance Revolt more performance art than a musical
group. There was music to be had courtesy an ipod.
I would have preferred a live backing band dressed
in tandem with the singers. The tracks were basically
minimalist dance beats. What the singers lacked
in ability to harmonize was more than made up for
with their exuberant stage presence.
It was particularly fun to watch people stumble
in from a private party upstairs. Some seemed to
get scared and leave; many had no idea what world
they had just stepped into. Some joined in on the
revelry. I think it’s impossible that anyone
left the room without a smile. I expect bigger things
will come from the creators of Terror Pigeons in
So if you’re looking for something to do
one night, and you see they are putting on a show,
go on down and join the party. They will welcome
your participation. And you may even find yourself
in a furry costume screaming your lungs out.