boulderburner wrote:Not sure if you realized this, but the strobe lights on the paddling skeletons only fired when the wheel was spinning at a certain RPM (to make the illusion work correctly.) There were several times I was there that there were a bunch of people standing around waiting and watching while there were several ropes empty. It took quite a bit of pulling to get the wheel spinning at the right pace.
Cheyenne wrote:The Peter Hudson 'Caron' wheel was working perfectly all week. I was crewing the Transmorphagon Art Car one eve and we took it out to Caron and I told everyone to get off and grab a rope - you work in pairs, heave-ho like a round of church bells and when the speed reaches 30mph, the strobe is activated - so it looks like an animated barge punter.
BBadger wrote:I only saw the skeletons spin earlier in the week from a distance. Later in the week we'd check on it and it wouldn't be spinning. I guess next time I'll investigate the pieces closer to see if they need to be manually operated.
BTW I worked on the Trojan Horse as one of the core builders. There were 6-8 of us. We arrived a week early and worked every day 12-22 hours a day until well after the event started. We managed to hit most of our deadlines. What did you bring to the Playa?
Savannah wrote:It sounds freaky & wrong, so you need to do it.
Eric wrote:junglesmacks wrote:- The amount of LEO/law presence was a FRACTION of what it was last year, and I'm not the only one by far that commented on this. Everyone I talked to was like wow.. this year is pretty mellow! Last year there were sheriffs on quads driving everywhere down all streets at all hours.. flashing lights all over the playa.. everything. I saw busts happening left and right. This year felt like it was about 20% of last year.
Gotta agree. We were all talking about how mellow the LEO's were keeping it this year; however, some of the new BR Ranger recruits really need some training- we were calling them the Black Rock Mall Cops by the end of the week. The old time Rangers know their shit & are a welcome presence, the new ones need to learn that they're Burners first, "authority" about 5th.
Corvus wrote:As a first year ranger, I'm disappointed to hear that. Were there any specific interactions you can relate, or was it just a general "coppish" attitude?
Eric wrote:Corvus wrote:As a first year ranger, I'm disappointed to hear that. Were there any specific interactions you can relate, or was it just a general "coppish" attitude?
More of a general "coppish" attitude, and swaggering in pairs down the Esplanade like they wanted to write people tickets for something (our bar was right on Esplanade). Not behavior I've seen from the Rangers before- like I said, it was noticeable enough to people in our camp that they were being called the Black Rock Mall Cops by Friday. This is not a good thing.
Eric wrote:it was noticeable enough to people in our camp that they were being called the Black Rock Mall Cops by Friday.
BBadger wrote: I was able to listen to some fantastic live music sung by some Persian folk with a sitar who caught a ride on our MV.
Sic Pup wrote:For those that missed it ("bird" side perspective):
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