Alternative Title: What a Strange Fruit Performer Wears Under Their Costume
The Australian aerial performance arts group Strange Fruit recently gave a performance outside the Sydney Opera House. As the crowd waited in anticipation, the group mounted the seven-foot poles which the members use for their performance.
As a gust of wind swept across the quay, murmurs of excitement were suddenly quelled and a hushed crowd were witness to an X-rated display, as it became apparent that one of the group "had done a Britney."
Later it emerged that this wasn't the first time maverick performer Cynthia Gashe had acted in this manner. She told Offbeat Chronicles "Strewth, I don't know what all the fuss is about. It went down a treat in Zimbabwe."
Apparently, the previous month in a bid to divert attention from the election issue the Zimbabwean tyrant .... I mean president .., Robert Mugabe had invited the troupe over to perform at a number of venues.
Things went without a hitch at the first five performances, but on the sixth, outside the town of Binga, by the shores of the Zambezi river, Cynthia became the star of the show.
Ten minutes into the performance as the crowd eagerly watched, there was sudden intake of breath as an evening breeze wafted the frocks up even higher. An excited crowd now whipped into a frenzy from this cheap thrill pointed and cheered.
But it looks like things have backfired on Mugabe, as it later emerged that a large proportion of those present want Cynthia to be their new president.