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The PAC Stages a Pac-Man-Shaped Rally By the AT&TPAC. Any Questions?

A startling look down private health care's profit-hungry Pac-Man gullet.
A startling look down private health care's profit-hungry Pac-Man gullet.
Photos by Danny Fulgencio

First off, how can something be a "flash mob" when local media's tipped off to the happening, oh, a week before it's scheduled with a press release? Second, it's awful hard to make a statement out of a conceptual-art event tied to health-care reform; yellow ponchos don't have quite the same impact as a "Youth in Asia Will Kill Your Grandma" sign. And: Don't promise thousands when you deliver ... oh ... a hundred, maybe?

There's a word for what happened Sunday, when the Dallas Professional Artists' Coalition took their health-care protest to the Arts District: anti-climactic. Donned in their canary-colored trash bags, PAC reps formed a Pac-Man (or so we think) as a metaphor for the health care industry's unbridled consumption, said organizers. (Actually, as you can see, they didn't so much form a Pac-Man so much as stand in the chalk outline of the video-game character.) It also had something to do with creating solidarity amongst local artists and building momentum toward "an art-friendly solution to the health care crisis." More photos of the happening follow after the jump.

Don't worry, though. We've got better dress-up items forthcoming from the weekend. Five words: "Princess Leia slave-girl costume." Happy early Halloween.

The PAC Stages a Pac-Man-Shaped Rally By the AT&TPAC. Any Questions?
The PAC Stages a Pac-Man-Shaped Rally By the AT&TPAC. Any Questions?
An organizer directs traffic with his megaphone as the news cameras roll.
An organizer directs traffic with his megaphone as the news cameras roll.
Checking the schematics
Checking the schematics
The PAC Stages a Pac-Man-Shaped Rally By the AT&TPAC. Any Questions?

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