The red carpet entrance has always fascinated Gob Squad for its sheer entertainment and breathtaking superficiality. All the “just be yourself” glitter, phobias and self consciousness of contemporary society are flattened and compressed into a surface as thin and as vivid as the red carpet itself. The audience themselves become the stars, filmed as they arrive. The interviews are transmitted live to a large screen where the audience then watches the red carpet ritual which many of them have just experienced.
(Gob Squad’s proper performance for the festival, Kitchen: You’ve Never Had It So Good, is on at the Warwick Arts Centre on the 1st and 2nd of June.)
There’s also a cabaret hosted by Mrs Barbara Nice and free booze.