They called them the “surviving marathons“. Those that have been held so far despite the Covid-19 pandemic despite the necessary health precautions. Among these is the Budapest marathon in Hungary, which took place after the government decreed the end of the state of emergency last June. So, a few months late, the sports season has begun-
Zen Circus, dystopia and bewilderment in the video “Hanging from the moon”
Rome, 5 Oct. (askanews) – The videoclip of “Hanging from the moon”, the new single from The Zen Circus, shot at the University of Catania. A video that comes from the collaboration between Ground s Oranges and Cinepila, two collectives from Catania who have been active for years in the Italian video clip scene. “The song immediately made us think of those patterns and dynamics that somehow make us prisoners of social conventions and rules and prevent us from fully enjoying life and its real essence. We wanted to convey a sense of bewilderment and precariousness through a dystopian and metaphorical tale, inserting surreal elements that could at the same time maintain a symbolic link with current reality.”, the authors explained. The song “Hanging from the moon”, the first piece that anticipates the next highly anticipated album of unreleased songs, comes to life during a night spent under the sky of Lisbon. Silent, taciturn and solitary like the moon that illuminates the ups and downs of existence, which after a multitude of steps collides in the morning, making us feel transparent in a city full of people, wondering how much of us can be reflected in each of those souls, has revealed the band founded in Pisa in 1994 and formed by Andrea Appino (vocals, guitar), Massimiliano “Ufo” Schiavelli (bass, vocals), Karim Qqru (drums, vocals), plus Francesco “The teacher” Pellegrini (guitar, vocals) and Fabrizio “The Surveyor” Pagni (piano, keyboards, vocals).
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TikTok in Dua Lipa’s video clip: for the first time the platform collaborates on a music video
Record star Dua Lipa still amazes his audience with the new video clip: the official video of the single ‘Levitating’ is online, made for the first time with the participation of TikTok. Produced by Koz & Stuart Price, the piece in full funk atmosphere sees Dua Lipa alongside rapper DaBaby. In the video, the futuristic art-deco spirit meets the dancefloor inspired by the famous Studio 54 and discomusic. TikTok engaged its users by inviting them to post original content intended for the Levitating clip. The result? The platform has collected over 150 thousand contributions from over 300 million views. And the fans literally indulged in choreography, ballet and mak-up: the girls on skates are tiktokers. The director is Warren Fu: followed by his goal Dua Lipa goes wild in a party that does not want to end.
TikTok and videos of Covid positive people eating: that’s why they do it
Among the ascertained symptoms due to Covid 19 infection is the loss of taste and smell. For this reason, many people who tested positive, are filming themselves while they are eating the most disparate foods. On TikTok Shannon Roche and Cammie Cooke have filmed while they taste very strong sauces or drinks usually considered unpleasant … all without ever being able to taste them. Their videos have gone viral and they hope in this way to be able to raise awareness. While it may seem like a minor thing to lose taste for a short period of time, some patients have reported finding this experience more emotionally destabilizing than they could have imagined. Photo credits @ Shutterstock
On the banks of the Danube, the coronavirus epidemic or bad weather stopped the runners. 9000 professional or amateur marathoners who attended the most important running event of the year.
Marathons and safety measures
All running and trying to keep the distance. There are those who had their personal bottle of water and vitamins, and those who had hand sanitizer gel. A basic rule against the virus. “We measured the temperature of everyone who showed up for the marathon”, said Árpád Kocsis, Head of the organization. “I know it sounds strange but all marathon runners had to wear goggles before the start and after the finish. In the refreshment points everything was sealed, no one could touch anything. This is also the first year in which we have not put the medals around our necks to the winners but have delivered them by hand,”
Sport: help to beat the virus
An unusual but still festive atmosphere. Among the participants, many professional athletes such as the famous handball player László Nagy. The Hungarian long distance runner Gáspár Csere won the 2020 Budapest Marathon, the first since confinement: “I am happy to be able to finish in less than 2 hours and 20 minutes, said the athlete. This is my best result since the 2002 marathon. “
Meanwhile, while the infections do not stop, sportsmen remember that playing sports is always healthy. Just be very careful.