Dougie Wallace has captured a town heaving with everything from bunny girls to banana men.
Girls dressed in togas, all matching gold handbags and neatly-done hair, giving it the ‘when in Rome’ treatment, devil girls, pink ladies, Brownies, guys in drag, stuffed into nuns’ and nurses’ outfits, wearing salacious T-shirts with ‘Johnny’s Last Night of Freedom’ or ‘Up the Anus Ashley’ – each group with the same singular objective, to get as ‘fucked up’ as possible.
Blackpool, a Northern English town once the granddaddy of the seaside resorts, has now an unenviable reputation for its stag and hen parties. A dirty great whorl of debauchery, licentiousness, laughter, vomit, furry handcuffs, fancy dress and drunken oblivion. Turned every weekend into the heart of social darkness. Marauding packs of brides and grooms, close friends and family, on a mission to consume dangerous, liver-crushing levels of alcohol. This, their rite of passage acted out on the last night of freedom, before the conventions and responsibilities of marital life, mortgage, children.
Stags, Hens and Bunnies was presented at Slideluck London.
a. What program was used to create the multimedia?
The multimedia was done with ‘soundslides’ program. I learned on a duckrabbit training course.
a. How and why did you choose that sound/music?
The ambient sound recordings were from very badly done karaoke in Blackpool. Very enjoyable experience.