#SupportPGHMusic // Exclusively on HughShows Radio streaming at the bottom of the page, enjoy the entire December 13, 2014 concert of HughShows Live at Eide’s Finale featuring mini sets from acoustic and solo versions of my favorite Pittsburgh bands during the marathon 6 hour concert. //

“The Rubber Duck knows no frontiers, it doesn’t discriminate people and doesn’t have a political connotation. The friendly, floating Rubber Duck has healing properties: it can relieve mondial tensions as well as define them. The rubber duck is soft, friendly and suitable for all ages!”

Florentijn Hofman brought his duck to Pittsburgh a few weeks ago and I for one loved it. Such a seemingly simple concept attracted plenty of joy, commerce and literally thousands of people to ‘experience ‘ it and ultimately proved what public art can accomplish. That opening night arrival seemed like one damn fun party. Despite some pre-arrival controversy and some people who didn’t ‘get it’, the overall consensus was that our big yellow visitor was a hit. The Rubber Duck will be leaving us this Sunday (even though many want it to stay) so if you want to go say farewell, do so soon. I want to thank Florentijn for bringing his wonderful art to our city and for taking the time to participate in this edition of First/Last.