A few days ago Music Feeds reported on plans for one-man-party Andrew W.K. to assist in illusionist David Blaine’s latest theatrics by shocking Blaine with a high-powered keyboard. Blaine is currently in the final hours of his latest feat of endurance, which has seen the performer balancing atop a raised platform for what will be 72 straight hours upon completion, whilst being constantly surrounded by one million volts of electricity.
As explained by Wired and Pop Watch, Blaine is dressed in a chain-mail suit and specialised headgear designed to protect the endurance artist from the electricity that is emitted from seven separate Tesla coils and controlled by audience members via an Ultrabook.
It’s this element of interaction with the public that has allowed Blaine to incorporate some popular figures in an attempt to generate a little more ‘buzz’ for his current stunt. So far celebreties such as director Darren Aronofsky and actor Woody Harrelson have appeared to turn up the juice on Blaine, but perhaps no one is more suited to bring the lighting like the live-wire that is Andrew W.K.
As reported by Pitchfork, Andrew W.K. appeared at Manhattan’s Pier 54, where the event is unfolding, armed with a miniature keyboard hooked up to 1,000,000 volts, and proceeded to shock Blaine with what has been described as a Tesla coil version of Andrew W.K’s hit Party Hard.
To be honest, the visual outcome is pretty underwhelming, but credit should still be given to Blaine for staying awake for 3 days while wearing a 9kg suit, according to the Guardian, and voluntarily enduring a catheter.
Watch: Andrew W.K. Shock David Blaine