Kinetic wrote:By the way...next year, could DPW build a better man that can actually hold his freakin arms up and that stay lit? I'll gladly send a generous care package to the ranch if it would help the cause.
Jane Eric wrote:In 2001 the Man's arms were up first thing Saturday morning and were up all day. I look for that now but nope. I kinda like having them up all day on Saturday, was that an anomoly?
Jane Eric wrote:In 2001 the Man's arms were up first thing Saturday morning and were up all day.
Tristan wrote:Maybe some day Disney engineers will volonteer to show BM DPW how to build a man that can keep his arms up ?
PJ wrote:Tristan wrote:Maybe some day Disney engineers will volonteer to show BM DPW how to build a man that can keep his arms up ?
Shit going wrong is more in keeping with the atmosphere of the event. Perfection is for tourists.
Kinetic wrote:I wish I could go out to the playa earlier and help build the man. Alas obligations here in Missouri prevent me from doing anything more than sending DPW a care package instead....which I'm sure is much more appreciated than my presence at the work ranch.
electrolux wrote:This year I made it to the eggchair vs. pyromid burn.
Kinetic wrote:Stormy, I passed on doing any art this year because I focused on taking a 15 year old sister out to BM for the first time, and making her experience the best it could be. I also worked at the Greeter's gate, and I was also out there on a special project this year. My best friend Tallinn died 6 days after the Sept 11th attacks. He was in Manhattan and when the South tower fell, he was hit by the debris. He was knocked unconscious, and was pulled to safety by strangers he never knew. When he regained consciousness he basically got carried out of the city and was finally able to call home. He got a ride back to Chicago and once home he knew he wasn't feeling well. Still he went into his studio and made several things before he got too sick to continue. His wife insisted he go to the ER, they admitted him, he got worse as they found out he had complications and internal injuries and he slipped into a coma not long after that. He passed away Sept 17th, 2001....one of the forgotten victims of 9/11.
Late 2002 his wife and daughter approached me and made a special request. Tallinn wanted to go to BM, and since he was no longer with us, could I take his art there instead. I didn't have the resources to do it, my mom is undergoing chemo treatments for Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma, Low Grade, Stage 4, and there are a lot of other issues that were obstacles. Still I agreed to do it and over the past year I've had over 100 people from my work to total strangers help me make it to BM in 03. When I told them what I was doing and about Tallinn's last request and dream, the doors opened. And so I was able to make the trip to BRC this year. It is truly a miracle that made it happen.
I took his irridescent glass and per his requests, 4 pieces were given away at the gift boxes at Kathanika. 3 pieces were given away at random to people I met by chance. 2 were put into the temple burn. And the last one as I was told at the last second was for me to hold on to. On top of that I took stuff for DPW, I took stuff that I gave to various bars and I feel I gave more than I took back materially. Emotionally is another story....I got recharged. But anyway I don't want a pity party but hopefully this will quiet your gouda rant.....I earned my right to whine and bitch, but while I do my bitching I continue to try and help others. You might want to look up some of my other posts. I'm not the negative SOB you think I am.
Reserving the full right to whine and bitch......
Spokes wrote:The Wednesday night art burn was certainly a cluster fuck. They lit it up in a full on blow and then promptly dashed in with a fire truck, lights and horn blaring and put it out half burned. I couldn't figure out if somebody actually thought it wouldn't scatter embers for half a mile when they lit it or if some of the burning parts showed up in the Temple and somebody thought it might go up too. Inside info anybody?
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