Friday, October 2, 2009
VIRAL VIDEO OF THE DAY - KELLY ROWLAND: HER MOBO NIGHTMARE & JET-POWERED MERRY-GO-ROUND THAT SHOOTS FLAMES? THAT CAN'T BE SAFE...
Singer Kelly Rowland demanded an apology from Mobo awards organisers after claiming her performance was affected by poor sound quality. The 28-year-old sang her hit single When Love Takes Over with David Guetta at Wednesday's event in Glasgow. As she began, the star look unhappy and briefly stopped, later posting on Twitter she was "livid" at show bosses. However, a Mobo spokesman claimed Rowland reviewed her performance after finishing and was "completely happy". On her Twitter feed, the star had said: "I wanted you guys to be the 1st [sic] to hear it from me! "Rehearsals. were fine. soundcheck. was fine. performance, was a struggle at 1st."
She said the poor sound had made her "work harder" and added: "What I will say is the Mobos owe me an apology! I was LIVID after the show!" The former Destiny's Child singer said: "I got through it. It happens! The next show will be Better. TRUST!"
A Mobo spokesman said: "Kelly Rowland looked at the BBC's iPlayer and thought her performance was better than she initially thought when she came off stage and is completely happy with her performance."
The souped-up carousel was created by The Madagascar Institute, an arts collective based in New York that specialises in large-scale sculptures and rides. Their latest creation – which appears worryingly ramshackle – was given its maiden voyage at the city's experimental gadget festival Gadgetoff last week. Two volunteers agreed to be strapped in to the contraption's home-made seats – or "horses" – before the jet engines to which they were strapped were ignited and the merry-go-round whirred into life. With flames blasting out of the engines the volunteers were lifted feet above the ground, their seats becoming almost horizontal as the carousel's speed increased. The stunt was caught on camera by the Popular Mechanics website, producing one of the most compelling "science" videos ever posted on YouTube. "It would be difficult to put into words exactly how awesome I think this is. Lots and lots and lots of awesome at the very least," wrote one commenter. After the success of the trial, members of the Madagascar Institute now plan to fine-tune their design to allow the "horses" to travel entirely on their sides.
HMMM SOUNDS DANGEROUS TO ME & WE ALL KNOW DANGEROUS MEANS FUUUUUN!