#47 Ann Arbor Stories: The Billboard Bandits
Wed, 04/11/2018 - 6:10pm
When: April 11, 2018
The shrill, biting, staccato whine of a chainsaw pierces the cold, night air. Thud. Another billboard falls to the ground along a highway in southern Michigan.
An estimated 167 billboards in all—cut, chopped, and chainsawed—along highways throughout Michigan, mostly in the vicinity of Ann Arbor. The papers called this group The Billboard Bandits. But they weren't the only ones terrorizing good old fashioned marketers in town.
Music by Hollow & Akimbo