Photo by Mark McKenna
Kinetic Encounters of the Fiftieth Kind making the magic happen at the Kinetic Thrills Pageantry Party.
If you're going to come up with a wacky theme and wild costumes for your Kinetic Grand Championship team, you want to make the most of them. This year, on Friday, May 25, the eve of the human-powered sculpture race, the bold and bewigged donned their gear and put on a show for the Kinetic Thrills Pageantry Party at the Arcata Community Center. Teams performed skits and song-and-dance numbers for reigning Rutabaga Queens, offered bribes and gave a preview of the on-the-road insanity to come. Check out highlights of the goofiness in photographer Mark McKenna's slideshow of the night below. And check out coverage and photos of the race all Memorial Day weekend long.