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Photos: The Mp3 Experiment

By Prescott Carlson in Arts & Entertainment on Oct 6, 2008 4:00PM

With the rain holding off until twenty minutes before start time, the weather didn't deter the several hundred folks donning their iPods at precisely 2:00 p.m. on Sunday to receive direction from an omnipotent voice as part of Improv Everywhere's Mp3 Experiment. It did, however, cut down on the number of people wandering through Lincoln Park wondering what the hell was going on -- part of the fun -- but that didn't dampen (heh) the enthusiasm of the crowd participating in such things as human Tetris and a final "Epic Battle" involving the pummeling of each other with balloons. Normally we don't take part in such things (the World Pillow Fight Day seemed like our personal Hell), but after yesterday we'll admit that taking part in some silly shenanigans once in a while does improve one's attitude and outlook on life.