PLAN B

OK, I’m gonna post this before I convince myself it’s insane. So insane it just might work. My older brother Daryl just threw out this idea: “What if we just build a 1/12 scale model?” I said “well, we have no f’ing wood, for 1 thing” My younger brother Daryl said “People would donate just a little wood”……. So that’s what we need. We need the burner community to get behind this. We need YOUR wood. We haven’t asked for any cash – and we won’t. What we need from YOU is Just one 48” 2X4. It won’t take up...

Really bad news

Bad news I’m afraid. REALLY bad. The FBI & Customs have seized our containers. AND seized all 6 trailer loads of lumber from Ontario. Won’t tell me anything. The words “national security” keep cropping up. I did find out that at least 2 of the Dubai containers spent some time transshipped to Afghanistan before going to Auckland. I’m just over it. Apparently, we’re done.   OK, I’m gonna post this before I convince myself it’s insane. So insane it just might work. My older brother Daryl just threw out this idea: “What if we just build a 1/12 scale model?”...

Crunch Time

I arrive in Reno on Wednesday, staying at a place called Sands. My company travel agent says it’s 5 star, I could use some lavish comfort after that 14 hour flight. Maybe we should meet up at the Sands Steakhouse/Wine bar to go over last minute details. So what is the latest with the container investigation… are we cleared? Was something amiss from Dubai? What are they looking for anyway? I’m 95% recovered from surgery, pubic hair is growing back… damn. I’ll have that taken care of before I leave Brazil, they have a shop on every corner here. Oh...

More container bullshit

So now the FBI has “asked” to meet with us / me regarding the container investigation. I get the impression that saying no is not allowed. Seriously, do we have lawyers? I can use mine, but I’d really prefer that she not be involved in my Burning Man stuff. She already knows too much.

Our Nestle Sponsorship

Are we still getting the build team water and sponsorship money? Are they still on board (especially with the money, this project is DONE without their money!) I just came across this article about Nestle stirring up shit in the states, Washington state actually. http://www.opb.org/news/article/nestle-controversy-plan-northwest-water-bottling-plant-/ If this blows up, and Nestle pulls the plug on our sponsorship money, we’ll have to hit up Starbucks to try to fill the void. Maybe we approach Dutch Bros. to create a bit of competition in corporate spending? Thoughts? Grauben (Helen)

Model of the Fantasy Dimension Superstructure

Good news! We have approval for the Fantasy Dimension superstructure from the Burning. A scale model for the superstructure appears at right. The actual size is 96 x 96 x 96. As you can see, we had to pick up sponsors for our project. We have two others who are underwriting the entire project in exchange for prominent logo placement. We do not think this is an issue, because we are using a corporate logo and not a product logo. We are proud to be the first fully self-funded large-scale art project on the playa. Screw Indegogo. Screw GoFundme. We...