The B.M.B. : Day Three

Posted by | August 28, 2015 | | No Comments

The good news is that all amplifiers (the ones coming across America and the ones arriving in the huge shipment of equipment from Audofeed from the UK) have touched down in Reno awaiting departure to the festival site. Richard will fly into Reno tomorrow from LA – a relatively short 90 minutes before air conditioning and sand-free food becomes a distant memory. The final leg of the journey to the site is by truck – along State Route 34 – which is a surfaced road, but ending, still five miles from the camp, at Gate road…

Streetview stops here - the junction into the unknown...

Streetview stops here – the junction into the unknown…

By the way – “B.R.C.” refers to the site constructed for the festival – again copyrighted – so can’t use the phrase. The area is known as “Black Rock” and the site is laid out like a CITY on a grid system, so work it out!

Augmenting the aircraft in Ooligan Alley this year is the construction of a control tower to go with the cockpit DJ booth – we should have some more details of that next week, but as there is no mobile coverage unless you get the shuttle back to the nearest town (Gerlach), running every two hours during the day, and we’re not expecting many check-ins…

Richard has sent this link to the Large Hadron Kaleidoscope which is making its debut as part of Olligan Alley – the Kickstarter funded lighting project will offer a chill-out space like no other with three and a half thousand RGB LEDs forming an every changing sky of pattern and colour – check out their promo video:

We’ll be back next week when more information about how set-up has gone and how APA is coping in the extreme conditions but, in the meantime, let’s hope everything has survived the journey and our intrepid travellers successfully make their Reno rendezvous!

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