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610 Stompers

Put on your dancing shoes: the all-male dance group 610 Stompers will be holding the first round of their yearly try-outs on August 15th and 16th at Maison on Frenchmen St., in New Orleans.

The group is encouraging all males 21 years or older to come demonstrate their moves in an open audition  Auditioners begin by learning a dance routine on Maison’s first floor, practicing it on the balcony, which is often hilarious to watch, before performing it in front of judge panel of current Stompers and Splits (the groups’ infamous female safeguards).

Beside the dancing moves that are expected to fit the Stomper’s motto, “Ordinary men. Extraordinary moves,” the judges will be looking for fun personalities and overall stage presence from the contestants, according to Creamer. The most impressive participants will be invited to the second round of auditions, which will be held on August 23rd.

The 610 Stompers started in 2009, in the midst of the Saints’ Superbowl run, and performed for the first time in the “Buddy D” parade and the “Lombardi Gras” Superbowl Parade,. They’ve performed in hundreds of events and charity fundraisers since then. Their now-famous 610 Stompers Ball-Crawl attracted close to 1,500 people last June.

Roskilde Festival Urine To Beer Event

The largest music festival in Northern Europe, Roskilde Festival 2015 in Denmark, collected specially designed storage tanks full of urine from its concert goers earlier this month.   Festival organizers transported the urine to nearby barley fields, where it will be used as fertilizer. That barley will eventually be used to brew beer. About 425 kegs of beer will be generated to be served at Roskilde 2017.

Organizers of the Roskilde Festival and the Danish Agriculture & Food Council partnered to collect 25,000 liters of urine from more than 100,000 festival goers. The program was named  “From piss to pilsner.”

“The huge amount of urine produced at festivals was having a negative impact on the environment and the sewage system,” Leif Nielsen from the Danish Agriculture & Food Council (DAFC) stated. “But beer cycling will turn the urine into a resource.” Special urinals were placed near the stages where Sir Paul McCartney, Florence and the Machine and Pharell performed.

According to environmental scientists at the University of Kuopio in Finland, human urine has been shown to be an effective agricultural fertilizer. Urine contains nitrogen, potassium and phosphorus which are all ingredients that help plants thrive.  And according to scientists, urine is actually quite sanitary when it leaves the body.

I guess the more beer you drink the more you help plant life, so drink up!

Glendale Glitters

glen glitters palm treeGlendale Glitters 2014, now in its 21st year, is one of the best-loved events for Arizona families every year.  Glendale Glitters visitors of all ages will delight in holiday entertainment, delectable food, hand-crafted holiday gifts, a children’s snow field and petting zoo.  There are many carnival rides and entertainment for children of all ages.

The glittering magic of Glendale Glitters holiday display, which has 1.5 million multi-colored lights throughout a 16 block area,  remains lit nightly through Jan. 10, from 5-11 p.m. each evening.

Historic Downtown Glendale is located at 58th and Glendale avenues.

Click HERE for more information including schedule of special events .