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Geronimo
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Bigger, Better, or More Bizarre by Geronimo, Under the Sea

July 16th, 2007 11:33 AM

INSTRUCTIONS: A scavenger hunt with a twist...

Team up with another player (or thirty). Each player or team begins with a small, cheap item, such as an unsharpened number 2 pencil or a cotton ball. Offer these items to innocent bystanders in a trade for something bigger, better, or more bizarre. Repeat the process with the next item you acquire, and the one after that, for a set amount of time (1.5 hours is usually enough to produce absurd results), photographically documenting each trade.

At the end of the game, regroup with your fellow players and compare the spoils of your efforts. Whoever ends with the biggest, best, or most bizarre item wins.

Late one night or very early one morning we set out to achieve this task at the crazy world of a British festival. I mean we thought 'who would be more up for swapping and exchanging a range of items than people who decide not to wash, shit on days worth of other people's shit, stand in the rain dancing and singing and definitely do not drink or take drugs?!' Oh but how wrong we could be, this task is a lot harder than you think, especially when you are met with dubious people that think you are a Kyle McDonald wannabe (the guy that managed to exchange a red paperclip for a house 14 swaps later!) but then it could have been the wine that made us do some possible bad moves even though it also made us excellent talkers and traders!

So our adventure began on the walk back to our comfy, cosy tent that we called home...

Along the way we met some interesting people and had some interesting conversations...I just wish I could remember them more to provide better evidence!

All in all people didnt seem to have too many interesting things on them that they wanted to trade, but I think in festival terms having people give away plastic cups on which they have a deposit, beer, a gas canister and very valuable toilet roll I think we did reasonably well! Alas... No house at the end.

- smaller

you want my badge?!

you want my badge?!

It all started with a fantastic freebie badge.


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our first bemused swapee.


that girl to the right also blantently wants some action!

that girl to the right also blantently wants some action!

sold to the man!


for a CRISP PACKET?!?!?!

for a CRISP PACKET?!?!?!

Will this do? SAY WHAT?! a badge for a crisp packet?!


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Now they are trying to sell the idea to me through their eyes...a crisp packet?! this is rubbish quite literally!


Not impressed!

Not impressed!

ok I caved...a badge for a Skips packet...an empty skips packet...dam those eyes!


But wait!

But wait!

Possibly the best exchange the packet for a cup! But this is a magic cup that in order to encourage you to recycle is in fact worth £2 due to a deposit you have to pay Excellent now we are back on track with a profit!


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A random person we met on our travels.


whats it gonna be?!

whats it gonna be?!

A suprise swap. The cup for......... This man promised us something special we took a gamble... (All that was going around my head was this is work £2 £2 £2 £2 come on £2 £2!!)


Duh! Bad decision!

Duh! Bad decision!

.....a buisiness card! NO WAY! A business card, this was falling apart quickly.


Mitosis

Mitosis

GOD BLESS WELFARE PEOPLE!!!!!!! A buisness card for: A treasure map, two chocolate condoms, two strawberry condoms AND a pair of ear plugs. Bargin!!


Real treasure

Real treasure

We like the map so umm.....


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.....we're keeping it.


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A train ticket to liverpool (out of date, the bastards), for chocloate condoms.


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Ear plugs for a pack of coconut rizlers.


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A pack of coconut rizlers for a beer. Now remember we are at a festival here...beer is very important!


Why we kept the map and not the beer is beyond me!

Why we kept the map and not the beer is beyond me!

A can of beer for a gas canister. Yes the man would rather drink than eat...good thinking!


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A strawberry condom for a Croatian coin.


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Promptly put to use.


Sex sells...even when you havent washed.

Sex sells...even when you havent washed.

The train ticket for an empty cigarette tin and a kiss.


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A gas canister for a huge roll of toilet paper. Might not look great but its a valuable comodity at a festival!


Magic

Magic

The last condom for a lighter.


Didnt we start with a badge?!

Didnt we start with a badge?!

um toilet roll went for a badge... umm urr right ok then. Not quite sure how this happened I blame that box of wine and the fact its taken us so long to get to our tent that the sun is rising!


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The lighter for a small big fridge magnet.


Big?! Never judge a book by its cover!

Big?! Never judge a book by its cover!

WHAT!!! Jesus!! Ahhh how did that get in here!!??!!


Morning

Morning

the empty cigarette tin for... "a power rangers spaceship made from gold dust. " yes thats what she said and yes it was truely amazing, a must have for all.


He needed it to get home.

He needed it to get home.

The piece of foil... oh sorry the gold dust spaceship for a pair of very dirty socks.


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indeed.


Long trip home but boy we have some amazing new belongings!

Long trip home but boy we have some amazing new belongings!

Fun was had by all. Crazy!



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important question
posted by Meta tron on July 16th, 2007 12:22 PM

where did the treasure map take you?!

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posted by Under the Sea on July 16th, 2007 12:35 PM

Ye Olde map ar arrgh took us through ye magical woodland meeting plenty of little cardboard creatures a'ong ye way. Unfortunately we didnt win ye daily prize for our efforts tho. :(

Memory
posted by Geronimo on July 16th, 2007 12:39 PM

I wish i could remember what we ended up with or where it went.

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posted by Under the Sea on July 16th, 2007 12:45 PM

Fear not commrade I have the goods...well minus the socks they had to go Im afraid! But our coin is worth 46p...and I am going to Croatia in a couple of weeks...get in! I shall swap it there for something from across the sea...I dont want to stop...Kyle you have inspired me!

yay! Keep going!
posted by Meta tron on July 16th, 2007 2:35 PM

Is there anything you could take up to Scotland General G? What festival were you at btw? looks like you had fun : )

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posted by Geronimo on July 17th, 2007 4:42 AM

It was the Latitude festival.

I recon that we split the objects half and half and see who can get the most on our hols. Me in bonnie scotland, you in croatia. Accept or Decline??

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posted by Under the Sea on July 17th, 2007 6:29 AM

Do you mean split the coin, badge and big fridge magnet in half...as in cut them all in half or distrupt them between us?! We could also throw a pair of socks in there considering thats what we ended up with?! cuz yeah i'll be up for that.

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posted by Meta tron on July 17th, 2007 7:02 AM

I think its illegal to cut valid coins in half, but I may have heard that from my Mum, and she makes stuff up. Take a sock each and challenge the new owners to find one another!!

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posted by Geronimo on July 17th, 2007 8:59 AM

Genious idea with the socks!! Think we might devalue our items somewhat if we do actually cut them in half, was thinking more along the lines of 2 each kinda thing.

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posted by Møuse on July 30th, 2007 6:32 AM

Very snazzy stuff. Drunken festival exchanges! I look forward to the travels of the socks.