Dec 6, 2010

plastic flowers

all year my sisters have been practicing for a dance concert. the day came, they rehearsed, the night came, they performed to a crowd of one-thousand. i disagree with a lot of what happens in these suburban dance studios. the make-up, the americana-drenched dance routines (what are we, the united states of ameristralia?), the 5 year olds in skimpy outfits performing to kesha's 'tik tok'. 
but the most frightening thing was the 1000 strong crowd of parents, bright-eyed and smiling, happily clapping along to the sound and sight of their children losing their childhood. you see a crowd this large, happy in their mindlessness, and wonder: how the hell do i change something like this?

By matt caplin with 61 comments