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The Sunday Video: Transit Antenna on Weeki Wachee Springs, Florida

This week’s Sunday Video is courtesy of Seth Gadsen, a member of the mobile artistic living experiment Transit Antenna that we interviewed for Monday’s feature ‘Transit Antenna: Giving Convention A Wide Berth.’ As this voluminous interview was prematurely eclipsed by coverage of developments in Romero Britto’s DUI case we thought we would hark back to it by means of this video, produced as part of the ongoing documentation of the experiences and projects of Transit Antenna.

Featuring a visit to Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, a 538-acre park just north of Tampa, Florida, that boasts a first magnitude natural spring and a 400-seat submerged theater, the video focuses on the phenomenon of live mermaid shows, which have been the area’s main tourist attraction since 1947. Weeki Wachee Springs is one of America’s smallest cities with a population of just nine, including the major who was a former mermaid. Located within the town of Spring Hill it became a state park on November 8th last year.


4.19.09 Weeki Wachee posted by Seth on www.transitantenna.com

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For more information and videos from Transit Antenna please visit www.transitantenna.com

This post was contributed by Thomas Hollingworth.

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The Sunday Video: Transit Antenna on Weeki Wachee Springs, Florida