After reading yesterday’s blog about live sex on-stage at a rock festival in Norway, this blog’s occasional correspondent Anna Smith sent me the following from Vancouver.
It’s not that unusual for people to have sex in the forest here. It’s a bit less crowded than the beach.
Most of British Columbia is conveniently covered in forest. Forestry is a major industry, it may even provide more jobs than massage parlours, but not as many as the marijuana plantations. Work in the orchards, fishing and mushroom-picking industries is more seasonal. Tree planting, logging, sawmills, pulp & paper and forest fires provide a lot of work year round and excitement every summer. Fire fighters pour in from across the continent, livening up small towns and dumping toxic water bombs from helicopters onto burning railway trestles to the delight of intoxicated teenage ferry passengers.
I have always turned down any job that involves having sex on stage. So I did find it hilarious that, when I was dancing in the Belgian Porno cinemas (which was not quite the same thing as the Belgian Congo, although the cinemas could be described as conflict zones), the signs outside the cinemas advertised Live Sex Show but it was just me doing a striptease. We had to sign lengthy contracts in quadruplicate stating that, if we were performing with wild animals or on the trapeze, we were responsible for our own insurance.
Anna’s father sounds interesting. She also sent me this:
My father is asleep right now, which I am glad of as he has a large hole on the top of his head. He looks like he has been hit by shrapnel and I am very glad he did not remove his cap at the concert on Saturday, although he did threaten to.
His friend, a languages professor from Manchester, pleaded that he not remove his cap.
I asked the professor: “What’s the matter? Don’t you have a hole in your head?”
He said he did not, so I asked him where he did have holes – a question which did not displease him.
We were in a church. There was an announcement over the PA system that someone had left their headlights on and that they should be turned off.
My father pretended that it was an announcement that someone had left their cap on and, again, threatened to remove his.
After the concert, we noticed two spooky effigies against the wall. One represented a refugee and the other a homeless person with angel’s wings.
I have no explanation for the above.