Watch the Fun Fun Fun Fest Taco Cannon in Action: GIF
Among Fun Fun Fun Fest's many strange little wrinkles and amenities, the Taco Cannon stands alone. Sometimes, its appearance would be listed on the schedule, but sometimes it would just appear, at the end of a set, always soundtracked by the Mortal Kombat theme song. Its posse would appear, in masks and bandanas, and start winging Twinkies into the first rows while the cannon was readied. And then, at the push of a button, tacos went flying at a range of 50 to 100 or so feet into the crowd. By Saturday afternoon there were people sprinting across the grounds at the mere suggestion of that theme song, because the whole thing lasted maybe two minutes per firing. Photographer Mike Brooks captured the thing in action -- we offer you a .gif of the results:
Mike Brooks Taco en route.
It's worth noting that this year's taco cannon exploits were not without controversy. But the rival Torchy's cannon was nowhere to be seen this weekend. I guess, citizens of Austin, you should just be on guard at all times for flying carnitas.
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