HUMAN PYRAMID WHEN GABBER TURNS TO ETHNOGRAPHYby 16 Luglio 2020
Human pyramid is a distinctive feature of the Italian gabber scene. Some of his initiates known locally as “Hardcore Warriors” started to rise up shoulders upon shoulders, deltoid upon deltoid until the strongest of the group touch the ceiling of the club. And in this very moment lights are back, the night is OOOVVVEEERRR The following tracks explores the human pyramid ritual from an audio-ethnological point of view so from yearly Herndon Mountain Climb where first year Marines stormed a 21-foot-high obelisk at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, slipping and sliding around a monument covered in 50 pounds of vegetable shortening
to Castells, since some years inscribed by Unesco in the list of intangible cultural heritage of humanity, which consists of human towers built traditionally in Catalonia,
to Dahi Handi in India where young men make human pyramid and attempt to break the pot with Dahi (yougurt) hanging in a pot
to dangerous extreme Japanese sport called Bo-Taoshi
to other Italian form of Gabber Pyramid out of the Venice tradition called FORZE D’ERCOLE. These were physical trials & games mostly consisting in Human Pyramid, in which the “Nicolotti” & the “Castellani” traditional Venice crews challenged each other in historical times:
to motorbike pyramids by The Royal Signals Motorcycle Display Team (White Helmet) and to extreme form of cheerleaderism in US!