Saturday, May 21st, 2011 – Online Auction Ends @ 5:00 pm
Fundraising Super Starrs really outdid themselves!
We set a goal. They went above and beyond. We can’t thank the people who donated items and those who bid on them enough. Thank You! Your contribution is sending ThunderBridge to SOAK* 2011: Snarkle Pony Rodeo! Giddy Up! Crüe will be on the road June 15th. Gates open June 16th. You totally have to go. Find out more at www.burningmanportland.com
Sunday, May 22nd, 2011 – Brand-a-Paddle BBQ
Wow! It was delightful, great fun, naughty and wonderful. We branded paddles. We learned how to properly paddle someone. We dueled with paddles. Some of us spray-painted clothes. Most of us purchased raffle tickets. We danced on the Bridge. We test burned feathers. We set up the sound system (for SOAK*). We made thunder sounds (for Burning Man). People came out to socialize, meet the Crüe and show their support. Thank You!
Monday, May 23rd, 2011 – Relax, Rejoice and Recover
Monday never had a chance. Work was a breeze; recurrent Joyful dancing made the day fly by.
Tuesday, May 26th, 2011 – ThunderBridge makes the list of Official CORE Projects
Alberta Rite of Mountain Passage
Atlanta Area Alchemist Tower
Arizona Carnegeia Gigantea
East Bay Port of Fire
Great Lakes The Lighthouse
Hawaii The Ka Pilina Phoenix
Ireland Dobharchu Doiteaine
Kentucky F-N Bourbon Barrel
Las Vegas Lucky Lady Lucy
Los Angeles SCARAB Truck
Maine Region Lobster Bisco
NOLA Mama Nola
NYC The Tree of Heaven
San Diego Quemaduras del Sol
Saskatchewan Burning Sheaf
South Bay Valley of Heart’s Delight
Transformus NC The Bamboozler
Vancouver Playa Time
Victoria BC EffiTree
Wednesday, May 25th, 2011 – Kickstarter is funded!
Just when we thought things couldn’t get any better. :)
We ♥ Backers. ThunderBridge is heading to Burning Man 2011: Rites of Passage!
Pope Tart and Lucy NinjaPimp are attending the CORE Art Resource Meeting today. Stay tuned for more updates in June. We’ll be busy dancing, drinking and rejoicing through Memorial Day. Thank You!
On May 7th and 8th despite the constantly changing weather, the Crue got together and turned the two stair steps into a bridge! GO TEAM THUNDERBRIDGE!! :)
This Crue continues to amaze with their teamwork and how amazingly efficient they are. In fact, when asking who the MVP would be, our amazing build lead Pi said 'Everyone!'. We had lots of support and a great turn out and only had to stop a few times for the rain.
While the builders were building outside, the fundraising team was inside this weekend, working on the thank you swag for our fabulous Kickstarter backers (THANK YOU for your support!!).
Fun was had by all and we are now ramping up to and approaching our Brand-A-Paddle BBQ (May 22nd 1-4pm at Assembly Two) where we can show off all our hard work.
Many thanks to LostMachine Andy who fabricated wing support brackets for us today. And thumbs up to Pi and Pope for working on them yesterday.
I think we are ready to build some ThunderBirds. :)
We ♥ backers. Thank you for believing in us.
And definitively check out another amazing project headed towards Build Season: Pirate Ship - Sailing from the Mind to the Playa
We fired up the feather and paddle factory today!
Crue made their way to The Vatican (WA) this morning and went to work making 150 short feathers.
Today's MVP award goes to Priti, Fluffer extraordinaire. Again you worked so well, and all that sawdust made you look so happy playa weathered.
We proto-typed the Thunderbird wing forearm and reviewed attachment methods. These birds are going to be B--I--G.
The bonfire was lit at 5:30 pm and factory Ninjas celebrated with a few well-deserved swigs of whiskey. The sunset was beautiful.
Meanwhile at Assembly Two, lumber was picked up for the SOAK* 2011: Snarkle Pony Rodeo @ppetizer Burn and DPW Heckling Booth.
Welcome Home. )'(
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Donor will receive an original design SOAK*CORE sticker.
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Donor will receive a handcrafted fire branded SOAK*CORE paddle (for all your spanking needs), patch, handcrafted necklace charm and sticker. Bonus: photo of Crüe taken on the Bridge.
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Donor will be invited to an On Playa party (for participants who have already purchased admission to Burning Man only). Donor will also receive a handcrafted fire branded SOAK*CORE paddle (for all your spanking needs), patch, handcrafted necklace charm and sticker. Bonus: autographed photo of Crüe.
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Donor will have Crüe viewing for the Burn and be invited to an On Playa party (for participants who have already purchased admission to Burning Man only). Donor will also receive a tote bag of swag including: SOAK*CORE paddle (for all your spanking needs), patch, necklace charm and sticker. Bonus: limited edition Crüe t-shirt.
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