Awwww yeeeeaahh booooooyyy... APEC Sound System in full effect - Asia-Pacific Economic Crew gunna rock it! A week of Sydney tour dates, culminating in a massive heads-of-state break-off in full gang colours. Should be awesome!
As part of the tour Mix-Master Johnny H has organised for a banging sound system to be set up throughout the city.
They haven't started cranking tunes out yet - though apparently there was some freakin' loud glitch-noise samples pumping out earlier - hopefully a sign of things to come!
Technically, it seems like a pretty snazzy set-up: two megaphone type speakers hooked up to an amp and wireless router, drawing power from traffic lights. I am soooo hoping that they turn out to be Leslie rotating speakers. Psychadelic!
To get the tunes around town there are two transmitter/receiver aerials on top of the amp boxes. These boxes transmit three secured Wi-Fi access points. The SSIDs are all similar, but I didn't take enough of a random-sample to determine a recurring pattern.
The first set of Speakers had the following SSIDs:
The second set had:
My phone wouldn't tell me if they are secured by WEP or WPA, but here's hoping it's WEP - it'd be cool to see someone stage their own after-party.
If you're around town with a suitable device, grab some more IDs and send them in - we'll see if we can nut-out the details. Also check to see if Johnny is sharing his iTunes library.
I just hope they take them down after the party – they are so much more intrusive looking than the little tinted fish bowl cameras all over town.