[Update] Arcadia - Sadly Not Happening

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[Update] Arcadia - Sadly Not Happening

Postby paulo999 » Thu Apr 12, 2012 12:00 pm

[Update]

"It's with some sadness I have to update this thread so soon with the news that the project has fallen through. Although a press release had just gone out confirming the Burning Man trip, sadly it wasn't quite as nailed-on as was thought.

Here's the low down. The Arcadia Afterburner is coming to NYC for a new festival there. So far so good. It's a paid gig, and like many artists Arcadia aren't wealthy and are dependent on patronage to make things happen.

The shipping costs from NYC > BRC were going to be biiig. Twice the cost of UK > NYC. To make it work they were banking on a West Coast paid event. This deal hasn't come off, and so the Afterburner, this year at least, won't get further than New York.

The project to bring the rig to the desert had been a year in the making, but sometimes the best laid plans...

It's been heartening to see such a warm reaction, and I'm sure their work will make it to the Playa ona day.

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I feel very proud, as a fellow Brit, to be able to confirm that Arcadia are bringing over one of their rigs to BRC for the first time this year. Last year they made their first exploratory trip, and came back with new friends and great ideas.

Burning Man really is their natural home in many ways. They make stuff from scrap, love doing things with gas and have a penchant for underground dance music.

They also like collaborating with other artists, and this year - as a sweeeet cultural exchange - are bringing Nate Smith's incredible Fire Tornado & Mushroom cloud fireballs back to us here in Europe. I can't wait.

I've had the privilege of doing photography for them for a few years now, and to get the idea, here's a few pics from my collection.



Welcome to the Afterburner. It's not their biggest rig, but hey, it all has to come by ship, via the Panama canal no doubt!


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Playing with fire

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Lasers, of course

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Behind the scenes...

Gas gas gas!

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Oontz oontz oontz... Their usual PA is the rather sweet Funktion One.

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Orbital, playing on Arcadia's biggest rig, last year:

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Re: Arcadia - New Sound Camp from the UK

Postby trilobyte » Thu Apr 12, 2012 2:14 pm

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Re: Arcadia - New Sound Camp from the UK

Postby fritz » Thu Apr 12, 2012 2:19 pm

Solid pics and love the effort to bring it across the ocean!
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Re: Arcadia - New Sound Camp from the UK

Postby Simon of the Playa » Thu Apr 12, 2012 2:30 pm

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Re: Arcadia - New Sound Camp from the UK

Postby paulo999 » Thu Apr 12, 2012 2:56 pm

Glad you're all liking. :D

I think the rig at burning man will be like it finally finding the mother it has never met.

I don't know if a placement is set yet, but I'm hoping we end up on the same arm as Root Society... as I fancy a bit of that too. 8)

(and I'm going to need some killer ear-plugs :shock:)
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Re: Arcadia - New Sound Camp from the UK

Postby mgb327 » Thu Apr 12, 2012 4:10 pm

As Mr. Burns would say....."eggscellent"...you will have me in that crowd. Put your hands up in the air! (The Mother Ship Has Landed)
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Re: Arcadia - New Sound Camp from the UK

Postby Simon of the Playa » Thu Apr 12, 2012 4:38 pm

i see an alliance developing with our British Friends...


your set up looks Jolly Good.
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Re: Arcadia - New Sound Camp from the UK

Postby paulo999 » Thu Apr 12, 2012 4:47 pm

Simon of the Playa wrote:i see an alliance developing with our British Friends...

your set up looks Jolly Good.


Heh! I will pass on the good vibes to the talent behind all this. I merely bask, camera in hand, in their warm glow. 8)
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Re: Arcadia - New Sound Camp from the UK

Postby Theres Always One » Thu Apr 12, 2012 10:35 pm

This is fantastic news! I've heard wonderful things from friends who have been to Glastonbury.
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Re: [Update] Arcadia - Sadly Not Happening

Postby dj_john69 » Fri Apr 13, 2012 6:01 pm

bummer on the bad news :(
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Re: [Update] Arcadia - Sadly Not Happening

Postby lemur » Sat Apr 14, 2012 2:51 am

bummer for the involved folks that you wont be able to make it..

but that said..! i think its a bit refreshing to see that you didnt instantly decide to have the community pay your way.

..not that its inherently wrong to do so.... but, a lot of folks in a similar situation have gone the kickstartr/community funding route to get their projects to burning man.. asking the community to pitch in to pay for the trip..

perhaps youll still go that route at the urging of the community who wants to see your cool stuff....perhaps 2013 will be a better year to bring it out..
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