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Who Remembers Balloon Boy?

February 12, 2013
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Ah, poor Balloon Boy, aka Falcon Heene, who in 2009 became the subject of the nation’s fascination when his parents faked his disappearance on a ghostly, UFO-y weird silver balloon.  Lucky for Falcon, he never left the ground.  Unlucky for Falcon, he probably has spent many minutes, days, years wondering about this odd event in his life.

You’re probably asking yourself why we at EC Radio would take the time to remind you of this tragically interesting comment on the notion of celebrity and spectacle in America. 

Here’s the tortured connection:  Lowman, the Somerville band featuring front man Greg Loughman, is performing tomorrow (Wednesday) at Toad at 10 pm. (http://www.facebook.com/events/590925524256647/)  What’s Lowman’s greatest single?  “Balloon Boy.”  See where we were going with this?

Also, we love vids with found footage. 

Sail on, ECRadio listeners!

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