Episode 22: Performativity and the Shared Experience
In this festive episode, Alice and Buddy take a trip to Knott's Berry Farm to discuss its Holiday overlay, Knott's Merry Farm! While on an iconic coaster, Alice was struck with inspiration--why do we scream on thrill rides? Are we performing for others? What makes the social experience of theme parks unique?
Plus, an aside on Ghostrider, the wooden coaster in question, and a particularly emotionally resonant end-of-the-year message!
Those Happy Places is produced by Alice White and edited by Buddy Duquesne. Our theme music is "Golden Gate" by The California Feetwarmers, featuring Phil Alvin.
Additional music from Kevin MacLeod, available here: https://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/music.html
Tracklist: Bummin on Tremolo, Airship Serenity, Breaktime, Apero Hour, Casa Bossa Nova, I Knew a Guy, Fig Leaf Rag, In Your Arms, Mining by Moonlight, Chee Zee Beach, Plain Loafer, Poppers and Prosecco, Hyperfun, Iron Horse
All Tracks Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
The California Feetwarmers: http://www.californiafeetwarmers.com/