Waldorf Hotel gets set to debut its electric-shock machine
Que es mas macho, Vancouver? The Waldorf is bringing more than New York DJ Uproot Andy to its monthly Tropidelica night tomorrow (May 27). Creative director Ernesto Gomez hopes the club will also be able to debut its “electric-shock machine”.
“We’ve been building it for a while, and trying to make it safe,” Gomez told the Straight, explaining that the idea is for people to join hands while a gradually increasing electrical charge is administered. “At some point somebody lets go, and they have to do a shot. The last person standing with the shock machine, well, he’s the most macho. Maybe they get a free drink or something. We’ve got to figure out a prize.”
This, by the way, isn’t just random insanity. The electric-shock machine is actually popular in Mexico. “It’s all part of turning the room into what you would see at a 3 a.m. Mexican-cantina-brothel-type place,” said Gomez, who also promised to beta-test the unit before any of us get our stupid drunk hands on it.