And for our last trick before leaving on a 10 day break, we give you an in depth interview with Guy Ngata. Guy is the General Manager of the new AEG joint venture, the massive, crazy, UFO looking entertainment centre that is currently servicing Shanghai’s World Expo.
I don’t know about you people, but we here at Radar HQ do love a bit of the Boston Globe’s Big Picture. Step THIS WAY for a wonderful inside look at Shanghai’s Expo construction project. Some of those pavilions are c-r-a-z-y.
At risk of cliches or bad humor, what was the Dutch architect smoking?
Culturally, there was great excitement around the Beijing Olympics in 2008. This was a chance for the outside world to witness what we’ve know for some time – that Beijing has a thriving, diverse music and arts scene that is growing year on year.
In the end, however, Beijing was just about the most boring place in the entire world for a 3 month period leading up to August 2008. Nearly every venue was closed for the lead up and duration of the big O – the city was completely locked down to musicians, artists and even brands and national bodies that had been planning for the Olympics for up to 3 years. Damp squib – hell yeah! Continue reading