When we Pissed-Off Polar Bears arrived in Tampa a big part of the plan was to protest using Pete the Pissed-Off Polar Bear. We were all ready to go on the first day of the convention, but suddenly found a news story about how puppets had been outlawed in Tampa's "event zones" during the convention.
We made the most of it and immediately flew into creative action, making this video.
The whole thing turned out to be a non-issue. We took the puppet into the streets in front of thousands of police, military, and security agents and never had a problem!