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9 Responses to “Pyrobar: flaming, booze-dispensing art-car seeks Kickstarter funds for refurb”

  1. DesdinovaX says:

    Gotta make sure it doesn’t explode and injure our protagonist. 

  2. DJ Wav4rm says:

    Saying it’s a “staple of Burning Man” is a bit hyperbolic – most people who go have never heard of or seen this project, and the event would go on exactly the same with or without it… There’s probably 200 art cars in this exact same need of funding for repairs right now.

  3. Obfuscator says:

    If it’s not registered and street legal, it is NOT an art car, it’s a parade float.  What we have here is a parade float, folks.

    Also, soliciting money so you can swan around the playa = pathetic.

  4. Mark Goerner says:

    Oh gentlemen.. sassiness aside, this is a fine, street legal automotive art project which is seeking the usual cultural channels to crowd source funds for a major overhaul.  The Moms are far away and there are many in the confines of the BRC that have spun on it, hung from it, drank with it, and danced their asses off of it. There are huge buses that go to the burn that get missed due to the shear scale of the event. As for swanning, yes, most certainly!, pathetic, well, not sure, we use this car for fund raisers for cancer victims, arts events in our town, regional Burning Man events, taking the handicapped on art tours when on the playa.. not to mention serving over 3000 drinks to the parched for FREE every year.  So, asking for a little help in the ether when in need is simply being resourceful . If you don’t like the culture or crowd sourcing, focus on something else that inspires.  2 cents, Mark,co-owner of the Pyrobar.

    • awjt says:

      Nice note and best wishes in your pyro-hydration crusade.

      • Mark Goerner says:

        Thanks for the kudos banana man.  This is good piece of interactive art, that means no harm, just charm.  We all work very hard to bring this beast around, and want to do it for years to come. 

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