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OUR NEW GOAL IS $8,000! Charlie the Unicorn heads to Burning Man strapped to a 26' x 16' art car! (Shunnnnn -nah!)

CHARLIE THE ART CAR - http://kck.st/CandyMt

OUR NEW GOAL IS $8,000!

Q: Why do you need to raise more then $6,450?

A: Our actual budget is $14,000.

We'll make up the gap with other fundraisers and camp fees, but that's a lot of bake sales between now and August 29th. We can do it, but the more we raise on Kickstarter, the easier it will be. Here's a list of just some of the things we still have to buy: 

$1,900 for used rims and tires (Charlies must be replaced)
$540 in registration
$600 for insurance
$600+ in other truck repairs
$600+ for on board safety equipment
$2,000 to build Candy Mountain

It adds up fast.

And now back to our regularly scheduled programing...

He's had his kidney removed, his TV stolen, his horn used for a snowman's nose.  And now we're going to turn Charlie the Unicorn into an 28' long x 16' wide art car for Burning Man 2011! (His suffering knows no limits, the poor bastard.)

SHUN THE NON-BELIEVER!

Yes, cruising the Playa with Charlie is a bold dream. But dammit, someone has to do it, and we at Camp Charlie are just stupid enough to think we can pull this off. To that end we've bought a monster 1979 Chevy C60 flatbed on top of which we'll be adding:

- 16' wide welded steel first floor with couches and Candy Canes so there's lots of space for dancing and lounging

- A welded steel 26' foot long upper deck for more dancing plus DJ's 

- 20'+ tall Candy Mountain 20' complete with a Candy Cave lounge with bean bags, a bed, and mood lighting

- Lots and lots of lights (sparkle sparkle!)

- And of course Charlie, his head protruding from Candy Mountain

IT'LL BE AN ADVENTURE!

We've done the basic structural and safety analysis. Working out of Big Art Labs in downtown LA our crack team of misfits (Ken, Armando, Fawn, Mike, Dave and many others) are finishing the repairs to the truck and getting it Playa-fied. We'll start welding the main structure soon, followed by Candy Mountain and Charlie. You can follow along on our FB group page.

IT'S A LAND OF SWEETS AND JOY, AND JOYNESS!

Why are we on Kickstarter? Steel for the superstructure, lighting, sound system, generators, safety equipment, new tires and rims, (we didn't know they were bad when we got the truck - ouch), decorations, fabric for Candy Mountain, and on and on.  Yeah, this is adding up quick.  We can cover some of it, but until one of hits the lottery, a little help would be good. We need at least $6,750 but if we raise more we'll just keep adding lights and sound systems and couches and goodies.  The more the better!!!

WANT TO HELP? WANT TO DONATE STUFF? WANT TO JOIN CAMP CHARLIE?

Hit us up here or on our Camp Charlie Facebook group. http://on/fb.me/CampCharlie

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    Love. Yes, it's true. Money can buy you love. For $1+ or more that's what you get. (Hey, everyone can afford $1, right?) Plus we'll add your name inside the Candy Cave!

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    Music! - We'll have some great DJ's playing with us on the Playa. Whether you make it or not, drop us some coin and we'll send you some music to download from our DJ's plus we'll add your name inside the Candy Cave!

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    "Welcome Home Blaze" Medallion - Blaze Floyd suffered a traumatic brain injury in '06, and we want his homecoming to sparkle sparkle. The medallion features his smiling face plus "Welcome Home Blaze" across the top. Our goal? Hundreds of medallions and hugs greeting him. :-) About Blaze http://kck.st/blazepost

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    MAY 22nd JERK CHICKEN BBQ AT DJ DIVA'S - Can't make it to Burning Man? No problem, mon! We're hosting a pre-Burn Jerk Chicken BBQ in LA on SUNDAY MAY 22nd. For $25 you'll get a plate of Ken's famous jerk chicken + sides + refreshments. We'll be at divaD's rooftop in Venice's most photographed building (yup! that's it's claim to fame), The Bordello. Spend the day in style, lounging about, enjoying the sun and stuffing your face with our tasty chicken. 3PM to Sunset (You'll also get music to download from our DJ's, we'll add your name inside the Candy Cave, plus send you stickers and an official Charlie the Art Car Certificate of Love!) DJ's include: Marcus Edward Matt Cole Erik Nelson Sendai Weevil LeVeevil DivaDanielle

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    Be added to Candy Mountain! - Can't make it to the Burn but still want to be there? Send us your picture. Using découpage we'll attach your face to one of the giant lollipops or candies that will be decorating Charlie the Art Car. Or get creative and send us a picture of something you want burned and we'll toss it in on Saturday night. (You'll also get music to download from our DJ's, we'll add your name inside the Candy Cave, plus send you stickers and an official Charlie the Art Car Certificate of Love!)

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    Daytime Playa Art Cruise - Join us as we lounge in our comfy couches and listen to sweet tunes while we roll across the Playa in search of art. (You'll also get music to download from our DJ's, we'll add your name inside the Candy Cave, plus send you stickers and an official Charlie the Art Car Certificate of Love!)

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    Have people sit on your face! - This is Erik's idea, and it's great. Can't make it to the Burn but still want to be there? Want to spread some joy and joyness? Send us your picture. We'll attach your face to one of our couch seats (plastic coated for durability and hygiene, of course.) Yes, people will be sitting on YOUR face for a week. Hope you enjoy it. (You'll also get music to download from our DJ's, we'll add your name inside the Candy Cave, plus send you stickers and an official Charlie the Art Car Certificate of Love!)

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    Daytime Cruise + Candy Mountain - Join us as we lounge in our comfy couches and listen to sweet tunes while we roll across the Playa in search of art AND using découpage we'll attach your face to one of the giant lollipops or candies that will be decorating Charlie the Art Car. (You'll also get music to download from our DJ's, we'll add your name inside the Candy Cave, plus send you stickers and an official Charlie the Art Car Certificate of Love!)

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    Night Time Cruise + famous Jerk Chicken Dinner! - For our extra-loving $100+ supporters we'll be holding a special night time cruise. It starts with our famous Jerk Chicken dinner at Camp Charlie, followed by a cruise through the night. The stars. The Playa. The Candy Canes. What can be better? How about refreshments and hors d'ouvres? (You'll also get music to download from our DJ's, we'll add your face to Candy Mountain, your name inside the Candy Cave, plus send you stickers and an official Charlie the Art Car Certificate of Love!)

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    Join us for the Burn! - Yes, sit up high and have the perfect view for the Burn and then join us for the after parties, plus refreshments and more! Once you've seen the Burn from up above, nothing else will do! (You'll also get music to download from our DJ's, we'll add your face to Candy Mountain, your name inside the Candy Cave, plus send you stickers and an official Charlie the Art Car Certificate of Love!)

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    You are The Banana King! - You get everything from above. The day cruise, the night cruise, the chicken, the Burn and all access all the time. (And of course you'll get music to download from our DJ's, we'll add your face to Candy Mountain, your name inside the Candy Cave, plus send you stickers and an official Charlie the Art Car Certificate of Love!)

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    Let people sit all over your body! - Yep, $500 buys an entire couch and we'll plaster it with pictures of your face, your body, your feet, your cat, whatever. We'll attach your pics to one couch, plastic coated for durability and hygiene and maximum squirming. Yes, people will be sitting all over you for a week. (You'll also get music to download from our DJ's, we'll add your name inside the Candy Cave, plus send you stickers and an official Charlie the Art Car Certificate of Love!)

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