The World's First Inflatable, Transportable Concert Hall

October 3, 2013

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This is the 'Ark Nova', an inflatable and easily transportable concert hall that can fit 500 patrons and I'm trying really hard not to say looks like Grimace's @$$hole. Dammit, I kind of already did, didn't I? I suck at keeping secrets.

It measures 98 feet by 118 feet and features a rounded, organic design by British sculptor Anish Kapoor and Japanese architect Arata Isozaki. The hall was commissioned by the Swiss Lucerne Festival as a way to bring concerts and performances to areas of Japan that were affected by the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami

Think of it as a circus tent but with no poles, less elephant shit and better acoustics. And think of me as a man who lives by his own rules, drifting across the country stirring up adventure -- and trouble. "Dinnertime!" MOM, NOT NOW.

Two more shots after the jump.

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Thanks to Alyssa, who goes to see concerts and stage plays and all those things because she's cultured, but not like yogurt or a pearl.

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