Akron Streets Become Devo Themed Public Art
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Akron Streets Become Devo Themed Public Art

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On Saturday August 15th the streets of Akron, OH became a very unusual place to be as they were taken over by booji boys in order to pay massive public tribute to new wave punk band Devo as they are considered one of the best things to come out of Akron since they produced rubber.

The booji boy thing comes from an iconic photo of the band taken in 1978 by Janet Macoska. There were many awesome free things for everyone involved in this public display of appreciation. Dangerous Minds further elaborates on the event saying:

The event was a stone hoot. DEVO’s bassist/co-mastermind Jerry Casale and photographer Macoska were present, free chili dogs were available to all assembled, and the event began with a surreal and hilarious stunt, the Running of the Booji Boys. A couple dozen revelers in identical Booji Boy masks and blue jumpsuits danced in the middle of South Main St while a DJ pumped out DEVO music.

It’s one thing to have loyal fans and a home town that appreciates what you do, but I think this past weekend Akron really raised the bar on all that. Your move, everywhere else.

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Written by Joshua Leep

I am a writer and editor with a BA in writing from Purdue University. Writing and music are two of my biggest passions in life.

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