Hi, I was one of the creators of the Skybar/Panda loungehttp://clevelandmotley.com/2011/11/04/the-skybar/
Really glad you had a good time. It was a team effort and a lot of fun/work/time/money to bring the panda lounge/skybar to the playa. It was wonderful to be able to contribute something of that scale and it is always nice to hear from people who got to enjoy it. For the five or so people who made it happen by spending everyday in August designing and building it, then the epic journey of striking, transporting, and re-building the skybar on the playa, Then
bar-tending all week, cleaning, and finally striking again for transportation, the project turned out to be an incredible amount of work and a really rewarding experience.
I would like to apologize for the Moop report, we are truley sorry, and if we are able to bring something of this magnitude again we will absolutely redouble our mooping efforts. While I would not try and excuse the moop report, I did want to point out that by the end of the burn our small crew was absolutely exhausted. In addition that thing was a magnet for playa gifts, we were unprepared for how much moop the bar would generate. Upon exodus we literally covered the top of the bus with the communities trash, and scoured the playa with magnetic rollars.
We also donated a significant amount of lumber to burners without borders and set up our location with them as a cross playa depot for other people to leave lumber for donation. It is possible that people left additional gifts after we left. Every morning we cleaned and stored a significant amount of moop. Knowing this, we will use last year as an example and if we are able to do something like this again, have a more clearly labeled moop receptacle system and a better exodus plan. Big thank you to the DPW Playa restoration crew for their excellent work.
Glad people got to have a good time with it,