Field Notes

Field Notes In Action:

Beijing it down to remember it now

June 23rd, 2009 by Bryan Bedell

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Coudal Partners’ Steve Delahoyde was in China last month documenting a writer and artist exchange program. Steve used FIELD NOTES to keep track of his 40 hours of footage across multiple locations. He snapped this photo while on a tour of Beijing National Stadium, the “Bird’s Nest” of 2008 Summer Olympics fame. “Right after I took that, there were four people who came out in gigantic, inflated costumes, dressed up like the olympic mascots. The costumes were way too big to move around or do much of anything, so they just danced around in these slow box steps to looping techno music. It was not much of anything, but all the tourists went bats**t insane for it.”