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    Do you have a gimmick you do to get attention? Something you're known for doing each year?

    At Lollapalooza I started taking close-up pics of strangers mouths and putting them on a slideshow on my phone. Freaked people out and girls were like "Ewwwww gross" but then they'd be like "ME NEXT ME NEXT!" lol

    But it was awkward and you'd be surprised how nasty a lot of people's teeth are out at festivals.


    This year I'm trying something new, I'm gearing up to spend hundreds of dollars on some electronics to build myself a suit... I may tease with more details once I have components and start assembling and Beta testing.

    Hoping to have a small prototype (Hat, gloves, mask?) for New years...


    So do you guys have one? Or have you seen something someone does?
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    My gimmick is taking too much

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    Last couple years my buddy would dress like a bunny but this year he dressed in a unicorn outfit, and i think he is putting lights throughout the outfit for next years coachella. Its a good gimmick he has fun with it also easy to spot him in a crowd

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    lol that was me in 2012... I certainly took too much. Friends took to calling me "Jar-Jar" because of the way I was walking.

    But you probably have an idea of what I'm up to if you've seen the pictures of the "toys" I bought. I found better stuff and now I just need to order it and uh... make some sort of thing to wear.
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    You piece of shit.

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    My gimmick is staying sober. People are always amazed by it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gillster17 View Post
    Last couple years my buddy would dress like a bunny but this year he dressed in a unicorn outfit, and i think he is putting lights throughout the outfit for next years coachella. Its a good gimmick he has fun with it also easy to spot him in a crowd
    Haha I bet that must get hot though?

    At Lollapalooza there was these 3 dudes wearing full suits in 90 degree/80% Humidity. Balls the size of jupiter.
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    The fuck, just realized I made this topic on the wrong sub-board -_-
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    Im always impressed he keeps it on it actually worked out great last year since it was coldchella week one. He wears this thing everywhere and the man knows how to commit.

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    I have a Santa Suit I've considered taking out. But I wore it to Santa Rampage last summer here in Las Vegas and I almost passed out an hour into the event (at night) >_>
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    Having worn a full suit at Coachella with a wig: do it when it's cold or lose a piece of the suit so you don't die of heat exhaustion

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    My gimmick is making such an ass out of myself the first night so it's impossible to get embarrassed by anything dumb that I do the rest of the time

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    WELL SO MUCH FOR THAT... I just looked into my idea and I would need somewhere around 4,300 LED's and the particular kind of LED I want would end up costing me $6700 for JUST the LEDs...

    Guess it's time to scale it way the fuck down...
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    You strike me as someone who doesn't need to spend thousands of dollars to look like a douche bag.

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    I usually will wear a t-shirt with the name of a band I am a fan of, usually with some kind of logo or picture accompanying the text. This allows other people who are fans of the band and who encounter me to come up to me and awkwardly smile and say "cool shirt" or something along those lines.
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    Quote Originally Posted by guedita View Post
    You strike me as someone who doesn't need to spend thousands of dollars to look like a douche bag.
    Not everyone can look like a jersey shore slut like you naturally. Some of us have to work at it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SoulDischarge View Post
    I usually will wear a t-shirt with the name of a band I am a fan of, usually with some kind of logo or picture accompanying the text. This allows other people who are fans of the band and who encounter me to come up to me and awkwardly smile and say "cool shirt" or something along those lines.
    How innovative... I might have to try that sometime
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wonderbot View Post
    WELL SO MUCH FOR THAT... I just looked into my idea and I would need somewhere around 4,300 LED's and the particular kind of LED I want would end up costing me $6700 for JUST the LEDs...

    Guess it's time to scale it way the fuck down...
    What type of LEDs?
    He sold his soul for a shot at fame
    Catchphrase and wigs and the jokes are lame...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wonderbot View Post
    Not everyone can look like a jersey shore slut like you naturally. Some of us have to work at it.
    This actually made me laugh. Thanks for that.
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    Here's a Coachella gimmick: Sell damn near all of the passes a year in advance without any lineup and collect interest a year in advance on the proceeds.
    "Oh this uncertainty is taking me over"

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    I eat a lot of broccoli, asparagus and Wendy's chile. My gimmick is a gas shield.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shoegazer76 View Post
    Here's a Coachella gimmick: Sell damn near all of the passes a year in advance without any lineup and collect interest a year in advance on the proceeds.
    Goldenvoice: collecting interest a year in advance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gaypalmsprings View Post
    I eat a lot of broccoli, asparagus and Wendy's chile. My gimmick is a gas shield.
    That's hot.
    Quote Originally Posted by involvelemons View Post
    Silent discos are like having sex with a virgin: really exciting in theory, extremely awkward in execution.
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    I bet Cara's gotten enough Twats on a Platter and Dick on a Stick to open her own Trolls to Go snack shop.

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    Interest at 0.25%.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neighborhood Creep View Post
    My gimmick is making such an ass out of myself the first night so it's impossible to get embarrassed by anything dumb that I do the rest of the time
    Are you going with this gimmick again this year? 'cuz that was pretty awesome on Thursday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by algunz View Post
    Are you going with this gimmick again this year? 'cuz that was pretty awesome on Thursday.
    Never again. If I make it this year I am steering clear of Vodka and drugs until Friday.

    Reintoducing myself to around 20 people Friday-Sunday who said they met me on Thursday is never good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by guedita View Post
    You strike me as someone who doesn't need to spend thousands of dollars to look like a douche bag.
    *snort*

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    how do i do sig?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TomAz View Post
    Interest at 0.25%.
    No way. If they invested the millions they initially received in Jumbo CD's, they pulling in over 1%!!!

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