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WHAT IS TIKI ISLAND

Tiki Island is the Playa Surfer's interactive art car. An amazing daytime musical instillation, and our camp's frontage on the Esplanade at Burning Man. At night, it seeks out a new home in deep playa to entertain visitors from other far of lands.

Possibly the Playa’s widest art car to date, Tiki Island will serve as a beacon to your very own island paradise. Come enjoy our fantastic DJs, on board lounge, overnight dancing, and fire spinning performances.

Tiki Island
Tiki Island

YOUR TEAM

It just so happens that in this amazingly diverse local community, we do know a metal fabricator or two, an automotive expert, some nice girls with an interest in learning how to use various power tools, a handful of engineers, tinkers, dreamers, and also just those few good folks with no construction skills whatsoever, who show up with the snacks and refreshments! By combining our friends, families, and networks, we know someone in every industry or walk of life, who could take joy from contributing to this project.

Right now, the energy and generosity of those members are fueling our passion to build in these initial stages. That's where you come in! For those phases in which we still need help, we have this Kickstarter fundraiser so Burners, neighbors, friends and family can all contribute to the project, no matter their skill set or physical location!

YOUR SUPPORT

There are many reasons to support Tiki Island and here are just a few: Help support local artists, fabricators, and grow our community. By donating and lending a hand, you keep the juices flowing to our amazing artists so they may keep creating.

Let's get this Island out to the Playa! 

The more money we raise, the more epic the Island will be!  The funds we are asking for in this Kickstarter are for specific portions of this project:

Materials: (Metals, Lumber, Bamboo, Paint & Fabric for Island skirt)
Mile-high lookout (level 3)
DJ tower (level 2)
On board lounge (level 1) & beverage area
Huge fake rocks for seating and decor
Hand-cut, metal palm trees & shrubs
Visual elements such as lighting
Sound system to bring the beats

Thank You!

Every person that physically or financially touches this project will leave their unique mark, and be a part of something artistic, which hugely contributes to the happiness of others! By donating, you've paid forward an enjoyable experience and environment for others. Naturally, we hope you can also join us in person! Thank you so much for taking a peek at our project! We hope to add your name to our growing list of supporters!

Your Tiki Island Necklace!
Your Tiki Island Necklace!
Your Tiki Island Necklace
Your Tiki Island Necklace
Tiki Island necklace hand carved by Stone.
Tiki Island necklace hand carved by Stone.

Risks and challenges

Our biggest challenge is funding. Help us clear this last hurdle by donating now! Completing Tiki Island requires everyone on the team push their own limits on creativity, critical thinking, and personal growth. With a project of this magnitude, we need regular support and effort from our donors and campers to see it through to the end! Fortunately, we have an amazing leadership team, group of designers, builders, and various sources for our materials that will spur us on to completion!

Find details & updates on Tiki Island at: http://playasurfers.com/Playa_Surfers/Tiki_Island.htm

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    Thanks for helping Tiki Island!
    Backing Tiki Island at this level rewards a thank you shout out with your name posted on Facebook.

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    Aid at this level will score you an e-mailed Playa treasure map, containing Tiki Island’s secret location information for an amazing midnight deep playa party planned just for Kickstarter donors! Join us in deep Playa celebrating the launch of Tiki Island with dancing, fire spinning performances, and other mind-blowing experiences! Our deep Playa party on board our magical floating island will be a night to remember. We’ll also have an onboard lounge and live DJs spinning amazing beats and melodies to dance the night away.
    *Plus Thank You!

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    Kickstarter Campaign Wrap-up Party at King King June 1st! $10 or more gets you into this event for FREE! Come celebrate the end of a successful Kickstarter campaign, support the Tiki Island art car and hang with your Playa Surfer family and friends. Your name will be left at will call. See you there!

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    Looking forward to enjoying the experience but also know you’ll want the memory?
    Your contribution towards the birth of a magical floating island will be rewarded with a Tiki Island 2013 sticker you can Rock where ever you please…
    *plus Treasure Map & Thank You!

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    Following The Burn, receive e-mail access to a killer playlist of original mixes played on board Tiki Island at Cargo Cult – for those that couldn’t make it, or those that wish to relive the incredible experience, this is a great start!
    *Plus Sticker, Treasure Map & Thank you!

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    Sport your support around town for Tiki Island by wearing your Limited Edition Tiki Island Wife beater t-shirt when you donate $50 or more! It’s perfect for Tiki Weather and starting conversations with an attractive stranger about the cool local art that you love to support!
    *Plus Playlist, Sticker, Treasure Map & Thank you!

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    NAILJAZZLE!!! - For those of us who like to treat ourselves OR gift a certain someone something special and fun on the playa... This is the reward
    for you! One free manicure session by Foxy Little Package on the Playa! Feeling fun? Feeling Sexy? Or just...? Allow Foxy to Jazz up your nails with a variety of colors and designs. Nailjazzle time!!! Also Great for guys who want a little funk on their hands. Great conversation starter! (Time for your on Playa Nailjazzle to be scheduled pre-playa) *Plus Playlist, Sticker, Treasure Map & Thank you!

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    TIKI ISLAND NECKLACE: At this level you get your very own, limited edition Tiki Island Necklace! Stone Larkin hand carved the original piece, etching the words Tiki Island onto the bottom of the totem and then created a mold to produce 30 more! These 30 will be the ONLY pieces hand painted with four colors creating a stunning conversation starter! These will be gone before you know it! Enjoy and thank Stone for his amazing gift… the necklace AND the art car! (Please see photos of the necklace under the “Thank you” section of the.) *Plus Playlist, Sticker, Treasure Map & Thank you!

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    BACON AND DRINK DELIVERY!!! - Nothing tastes better than some bacon and a tasty Tiki Drink on the playa! What can sound EVEN better??? Well.. if you donate, we will have it delivered straight to your tent/RV (or you have the option of picking it up from our camp). Reward consists of a pound of cooked bacon and a big jug of secret tasty drink of your choice. Serves 4. (We will contact you two weeks before the burn to finalize delivery and order.) *Plus Playlist, Sticker, Treasure Map & Thank you!

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    Thank for helping us turn our dream to reality!
    Show off your Tiki Island support around your neck
    At this level, we will gift you a pendant with a chain, that embodies the spirit of Tiki Island. *Plus T-Shirt, Playlist, Sticker, Treasure Map & Thank You!

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    PACIFIC OCEAN SUFRING LESSONS
    If living in or visiting the LA area, take an actual surfing lesson and dip in the Pacific Ocean with our friendly instructor, Alex. As a dad he has experience with teaching all ages, and all experience levels are welcome! This reward includes a ONE HOUR guided private surf lesson under the beautiful California sun in the vast Pacific! *Plus: Playlist, sticker, Treasure Map & Thank You!

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    Ever wanted to captain a ship or have your own island paradise? Well, with an endowment like this, we’d love to etch your name permanently into this creation, by imbedding a plaque in your honor onboard Tiki Island. This shining beacon on your craft will contain your name and our deepest thanks and recognition, as our highest level of sponsor. It also claims your bit of inspirational earth, declaring your amazing efforts to sustain artistic adventure, and the transition of this dream into a reality.
    *Plus Pendant, T-Shirt, Playlist, Sticker, Treasure Map & Thank You!

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    At this level pledge we can get you one step closer to feeling the coolness and sexiness of a Playa Surfer with your very own customizedGAS SURFBOARD to cruise on AND OFF the PLAYA!
    *Plus Name on Island, Playlist, Treasure Map & Thank You!
    (Shipping will be at your cost, depending on how you'd like this sent to you. If you choose to pick your board up on the Playa, there will be no charge for shipping.)

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    At this level allow us to Thank You with a VIP access wrist band for you and a guest on one of the burn nights. That’s right… your donation will give you the best seats on the Playa as you watch the burn from atop a 25 foot tall deck lounge on the island! Does it get better than this?!
    The only way it gets better than this is if you match the Next level of pledge donations.
    *Plus Name on Island, Pendant, T-Shirt, Playlist, Sticker, Treasure Map & Thank You!
    (This applies to the Sunday Burn.)

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    At this level allow us to Thank You with a VIP access wrist band for you and a guest on one of the burn nights. That’s right… your donation will give you the best seats on the Playa as you watch the burn from atop a 25 foot tall deck lounge on the island! Does it get better than this?!
    The only way it gets better than this is if you match the Next level of pledge donations.
    *Plus Name on Island, Pendant, T-Shirt, Playlist, Sticker, Treasure Map & Thank You!
    (This applies to the Saturday Burn.)

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    THURSDAY BURN NIGHT!!! - At this level allow us to Thank You with a VIP access wrist band for you and a guest on one of the burn nights. That’s right… your donation will give you the best seats on the Playa as you watch the burn from atop a 25 foot tall deck lounge on the island! Does it get better than this?! The only way it gets better than this is if you match the Next level of pledge donations. *Plus Name on Island, Pendant, T-Shirt, Playlist, Sticker, Treasure Map & Thank You! (This applies to the Thursday Burn.)

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