So, I went to my first Beakernight last night... gotta say, interesting, but yet, a bit disappointing. Beakernight is the grand Saturday night party for Beakerhead, a festival that celebrates science and art.
First, why so many inflatables? While, yes the giant octopus tentacles waving out of a building was very cool, it seemed everywhere I turned was an inflatable something or other.
|There were so many inflatables the festival could've changed its name to Airhead.|
Flame was another big theme, albeit not always successful. One display booth on Beakerstreet had cyclists powering a Tesla coil. However, when I was there they barely made enough energy to create a flame that was the equivalent of the low setting on a gas stove. The Science Buskers, trying to blow things up in their combustion demonstrations, was fun. Loved their motto, "Safety third."
So, the night wasn't all bad. A tour through the beer garden drew me to the Bass Bus where a circle of people were cheering on individuals doing, of all things, the Limbo. It was too dark to take a photo. Beakerstreet had other interesting displays, like the Blazin Lily Gals.