by Mika Belle
Winos, drag queens and bears, oh my! Those were just a few of the spectacles to be seen at Visual Arts Collective during the Evil Wine Carnival on Sept. 25.
The Evil Wine Carnival was organized by Wes Malvini and Dustin Jones, the duo behind the Evil Wine Radio show, which airs Monday evenings on Radio Boise. Malvini and Jones said the event was meant as an alternative to the Sabbath: a night of mayhem featuring children's games with an adult, sadistic spin.
"We wanted to see a little bit of debauchery on our part for Radio Boise," said Malvini, who produced the show.
For a few bucks, carnival goers could try their luck at such games as the Wheel of Misfortune and the Dildo Ring Toss. They could also try the Blindman Rainbow Toss, the object of which was to lob a large, yellow onion onto a blindfolded man's testicles. Ouch.
Despite the extreme sound of it all, attendees seemed pretty cheerful. They were able to listen to multiple Idaho bands, peruse booths with literature, arts and crafts, and satiate their hunger on foods from Archie's Place and Turk's Mobile Pizza.
"I want Radio Boise to come down here, and then hopefully show a little more support for Boise's crazy side," said Malvini. "I'm going to push the craziness all I can."
Check out a slideshow from the Evil Wine Radio Carnival here.