A template for pranksters, artists, adventurers and anyone interested in rampant creativity, for years to come.
Tales Of The San Francisco Cacophony Society tells the history of the most influential underground cabal that you have never heard of.
Rising from the ashes of the mysterious and legendary Suicide Club, The Cacophony Society, at its zenith, hosted chapters in over a dozen major cities, and influenced much of what was once called the underground.
Flash Mobs, Urban Exploration, and Culture Jamming are a few of the pop culture trends that Cacophony helped kick off.
Chuck Palahniuk's Fight Club, Burning Man and Internet social networking powerhouse Laughing Squid were informed and inspired by Cacophony. The Burning Man Festival actually began as a Cacophony event as did the annual, and now world-wide SantaCon.
Cacophony events could range from something as simple as climbing the Golden Gate Bridge or having a discussion over drinks about a movie seen together, to something as elaborate as The Atomic Café — an event involving a hundred bedraggled "nuclear holocaust Survivors" mounting elaborate costumed rituals throughout the bowels of a massive abandoned tooth paste factory.
Yes.... Cacophony was that strange.
"FIND OUT WHAT YOU ARE AFRAID OF AND GO LIVE THERE" -- CHUCK PALAHNIUK, FIGHT CLUB
"A BOOK EVERY LOVER OF ECCENTRICITY AND ENEMY OF THE STATUS QUO SHOULD ENJOY." -- MARGARET CHO