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DJ Guetta Set to Project on UN Building, Through a Glass (House) Darkly

By Matthew Russell Lee

UNITED NATIONS, November 21, updated -- On November 12, Inner City Press first reported that D.J. David Guetta was in the house, the Glass House of the UN, wearing a hard hat and orange construction vest as the UN Capital Master Plan showed him around. Tweeted photo here.

At the time, Inner City Press asked what Guetta was doing in the UN. He's here to help, was the answer.

Now Inner City Press can report that the help involve projecting lights and images, the music video of his song, on the front of the UN building tomorrow night. They've built a white tent and set up the lights; those leaving the UN on Thursday night -- including UN Peacekeeping deputy Edmond Mulet -- were diverted to leave another way, to make way for the tent and lights.

It remains to be seen what the benefit to the UN will be. Previously, Beyonce premiered a video in the now-closed General Assembly hall. (Her entourage demanded the deletion of photographs, which the Free UN Coalition for Access protested.)

  Ali G, UNauthorized, filmed in the Security Council, with a tour guide who later moonlighted as Albania's information minister.

But to project lights on the front of the UN? This we gotta see. And we will.

  When the UN brings in, or allows in, pop figures one is left wondering for example: do they know the UN brought cholera to Haiti and now refuses to even accept court papers about it? Linkin Park, it seems, didn't. Will David Guetta? Would, for example, New York-based DJ Tim Sweeney of Beats in Space? Who should DJ at the UN? Watch this site.

Update of Nov 22: On Friday morning, the lights were covered with sheet plastic amid drizzle. Inner City Press tweeted photo here. Is it on, rain or shine? The UN's Media Alert lists a "red carpet" at 7 pm...


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