Last year I was lucky enough to take part in something truly revolutionary in the world of performance with The Tension Experience, which I wrote about....a lot. A lot. Tension was centered in Los Angeles, and during the ARG portion "Indoctrination" there were very few participants not located in LA. I travel a lot, and made it a point to head out there on the hopes that I'd be able to be present for some fun, and I also got to meet many of the other people who were taking part.
The Tension Experience - from my perspective - was a 9 month long piece of immersive theatre that didn't end. I've heard the term "ongoing immersion" and that seems apt. The "ARG" relied more heavily on performance elements than any other ARG that I'm aware of, and it threaded through the immersive production.
Tension ended rather violently in November, but we knew there was more to come, and that more to come is here - it's The Lust Experience. And it's just now starting, so if you followed along with this blog last year and read about Tension, and want to be involved, get involved NOW. You haven't missed anything. On February 15, a spam posting on the forums led to a website for a man named Noah Sinclair, who appeared to be a motivational speaker-alpha male type person encouraging you to sign up for his seminars on "The System." Those participating have emailed him, some have received responses, and...we have no idea what's next. Something is going to happen on May 1.